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Agra; Interior of the Motee Musjid, showing the marble Saracenic arches and pillars
Samuel Bourne, albumen print from a wet collodion glass negative, circa 1864-66

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Agra; Interior of the Motee Musjid, showing the marble Saracenic arches and pillars
Samuel Bourne, albumen print from a wet collodion glass negative, circa 1864-66

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मोती मस्जिद Motī Masjid (Pearl Mosque) موتی مسجد
Built by Shāh Jahān (1592-1666), the Emperor who ordered construction of the Tāj Mahal, the Motī Masjid is located in the Mughal capital city of Agra, near Delhi. Situated in a fort built by his grandfather, Akbar the Great (1542-1605), it is constructed of white marble (hence the name “Pearl”) in the Saracenic style, with multifoil arches. In his later years, Shah Jahan was confined by his son and successor Aurangzeb in this same fort until his death, in a room allowing a view of Tāj Mahal, the tomb of his beloved wife, Mumtāz.

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“Agra; Interior of the Motee Musjid, showing the marble Saracenic arches and pillars Samuel Bourne, albumen print from a wet collodion glass negative, circa 1864-66 ,” Duke Library Exhibits, accessed November 21, 2018, http://exhibits.library.duke.edu/items/show/22537.
 

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