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Mausoleum of Emperor Humayon, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022L/9

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236x184mm. The building is in the form of a large central dome with projecting apartments at each of the four corners, the whole surrounded by an outer colonnade (between the main building and this outer colonnade is a formal garden not visible in this print). The dome itself is faced with plain white marble while the rest of the building is of red sandstone with decorative inlays of white marble on the piers between the numerous pointed arches. Humayun succeeded to the Mughal throne in 1530, but much of his reign was spent in exile in Persia. In 1555 he returned to power with Persian aid but died the following year. His mausoleum, on the bank of the Jumna, was caused to be erected by his wife Haji Begum who commissioned the Persian Mirak Mirza Ghiyas to design and build the tomb. It was completed by the Emperor Akbar in 1565.


  • Creation: 1880 - 1889


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2011-01-14 10:56:53+00:00

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