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Jasmine Tower of the Zenana, Agra
[Views of Agra]
27.2 x 20.4 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
Photograph of the tower which seems to be octagonal. Main part of photograph is occupied by a colonnaded balcony. The balcony has a fretwork wall, and a canopy above. Foliage scrolling decorates the top of the columns. This is properly known as the Musamman Burj also known as the Saman Burj or the Shah-burj, standing close to the Shah Jahan's private hall Diwan-e-Khas in Agra Fort.
Albert Edward, PoW. Souvenir of Agra, January 1876
Album presented to King Edward VII when Prince of Wales by Lady Katherine Strachey, wife of the Governor of the North West Provinces, India