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John Murray 
The Entrance to the Tomb of Akbar the Great, Sikandra 
1853-1858 
  
Salted paper print 
32.2 x 45.3 cm (image) 
  
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2701449 
  
 
LL/90982 
  
Photograph of the entrance to the Tomb of Akbar the Great, Sikandra. The large gateway is in the Mughal architectural style with a central vaulted recess known as an iwan and a minaret at each corner. The minarets have been badly damaged. The gateway is surrounded by a garden where there are several men sitting on the ground.
 
This is one of a series of photographs of Agra by Dr John Murray which were published in a volume with accompanying captions by J Middleton. Murray was an East India Company doctor who used waxed-paper negatives to produce photographs of the Mughal architecture of Agra and the surrounding area. 
 

 
  
 
  
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