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Screen around the cenotaphs in the Taj Mahal, Agra

June 30, 1820
Architectural and Building
Akbar Shah II 1806–1837

Cenotaphs in the Taj Mahal - Mughal Library



The screen round the cenotaphs in the Taj Mahal, Agra. By a Delhi or Agra artist, c.1820. Inscribed on back in Persian characters: ‘Naqshah i majhir i raudah i munauwarah i Mumtaz Mahall wa-hadrat Shahjahan badshah i ghazi andarun- i raudah i mutahharah’ (Picture of the enclosure of the illustrious tomb of Mumtaz Mahal and his majesty Shah Jahan conqueror of infidels, inside the sacred tomb). Water-colour; 20.5 by 27.75 ins. Purchased 27 September 1906.

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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