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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
Indian
Title
Gateway, Lal Qil'a
Work Type
Citadel; Gate; photographs
Location
India, Delhi
Material
black and white photography
Measurements
18.4 x 24 cm
Description
The Lal Qil‛a ('Red Fort'), takes its name from the red sandstone of its outer walls. Built by the emperor Shah Jahan (reg 1628–58) between 1639 and 1648, the Lal Qil‛a was the citadel of his new city Shahjahanabad. The ramparts are provided with a battlemented parapet, machicolations and embrasures. The ornamental cusps of the parapet's merlons are a typical Shah Jahan-period feature. The fort was laid out on the western bank of the Yamuna, while a moat protected the city side. Its two main entrances are the Lahore Gate on the west (the principal entrance) and that known as the Delhi Gate on the south. The emperor Aurangzeb (reg 1658–1707) added barbicans in front of both gates. Most of the palace buildings inside date from Shah Jahan's reign, but a few were added in later times. Some structures, mainly those damaged in the rebellion of 1857, have been demolished.Grove Dictionary of Art
Repository
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) Art & Architecture Library
Source
Volume 07: India Page 58
Variant Title
Red Fort
Image Materials/Technique
albumen paper
Inscription
on album page, lower left, in black ink: Forti Gateway - Delhi
Rights
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