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dc.coverage.spatialCurrent Site: Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh, India)en_US
dc.coverage.temporalcreation date: 1571-1572en_US
dc.creatorUnknownen_US
dc.date1571-1572en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-09T14:35:21Z
dc.date.available2008-01-09T14:35:21Z
dc.date.issued1571-1572en_US
dc.identifier105313en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/23595en_US
dc.descriptionVisible from the upper storeys of the various buildings is a distinctive tower (1y) some 21 m high, the Hiran Minar (‘Deer Tower’; see fig. 5). It stands near the now dry lake and the Hathi Pol (‘Elephant Gate’; see fig.1f above) to which it is connected by a stone-paved ramp. The lower part of the tower is octagonal, the middle section circular. At the top is a balcony supported by stone corbels and a crowning octagonal chatrī. Access is by an inner spiral stair. The circular portion of the tower is spiked with stone projections resembling elephant tusks. Local lore has it that this is the burial place of Akbar’s favourite elephant. It was probably a measuring point for a chain of mileage markers (kos minār) that were set along main roads. It may also have served as a viewpoint for matches on the polo ground, laid out along the lake, or elephant fights, held near by. The name seems to date to the time of Jahangir, who is recorded as having established a deer park in the open area around the tower. Possibly the Persian hayr (‘enclosure’ or ‘park’) was transmuted to hiran (Hindi: ‘deer’).en_US
dc.descriptionexterior, 1984en_US
dc.format.extentheight: 21 men_US
dc.format.mediumstoneen_US
dc.relation.ispartof131939en_US
dc.rights(c) Michael Branden_US
dc.subjectDeeren_US
dc.subjectElephantsen_US
dc.subjectTowersen_US
dc.subjectAkbar, Emperor of Hindustan, 1542-1605en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture, Islamic --Indiaen_US
dc.titleHiran Minaren_US
dc.title.alternativeDeer Toweren_US
dc.typeImageen_US
dc.rights.accessAll rights reserveden_US
dc.identifier.vendorcodeBox 59 14en_US
vra.culturalContextIndian (South Asian)en_US
vra.culturalContextIslamicen_US
vra.techniqueconstructionen_US
vra.worktypeTower (single built work)en_US
dc.contributor.displayIndian (South Asian), Islamicen_US


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