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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Sikandra, Uttar Pradesh, Indiaen_US
dc.coverage.temporalcompleted 1614 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date1600-1614en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-21T18:53:12Z
dc.date.available2016-06-21T18:53:12Z
dc.date.issued1600-1614en_US
dc.identifier264382en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 3353en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/180440
dc.descriptionSouth gate; double-storey wings on either side have alcoves one above the other; The Mughal emperor Akbar (reigned 1556-1605) selected Sikandra as the site for a garden, which was named Bihistabad (Persian, "Abode of Paradise"), and it was here that he was buried. Construction of his tomb may have been in progress when he died; it was completed between 1612 and 1614 by his son, the emperor Jahangir (reigned 1605-1627). The contribution of each has been debated: the form of the building seems characteristic of Akbar’s reign, while some of the decoration is typical of Jahangir. The main tomb or mausoleum, square in plan, is built in five receding storeys. The unusual design is reminiscent of the so-called Panch Mahal at Fatehpur Sikri. The tomb and mausoleum was damaged in the 17th century by rebellious Jats. The complex is set in 48 Ha (119 acres) of grounds. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/ (accessed 8/25/2015)en_US
dc.format.mediumwhite and colored marble; red sandstone; stucco; painten_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectdeath or burialen_US
dc.subjectfunerary arten_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectAkbar, Emperor of Hindustan, 1542-1605en_US
dc.subjectJahangir, Emperor of Hindustan, 1569-1627en_US
dc.subjectMughalen_US
dc.titleTomb of Akbar the Greaten_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-IN-AC-TAG-A11en_US
vra.culturalContextIslamic Indian (South Asian)en_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypehistoric siteen_US
vra.worktyperoyal tomben_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Islamic)en_US


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