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Mausoleum of Akbar, Sikandra 1748

Watercolour, by an anonymous artist, of a corner
view of the Mausoleum of Akbar at Sikandra, dated c.1817. The
mausoleum of the Mughal emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605) is set in a
large square garden surrounded by battlemented walls with a red
sandstone gateway at the centre of each of the four sides. The
ground-level storey of the mausoleum comprises a set of arched
recesses with a high recessed arch…