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The Fort, Exterior of the Zenana, Agra

Accession Number
1985/2.101

Title
The Fort, Exterior of the Zenana, Agra

Artist(s)
Samuel Bourne

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
1863-1875, printed 1863-1885

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
11 1/2 in x 9 7/16 in (29.2 cm x 24 cm);18 1/16 in x 14 5/8 in (45.88 cm x 37.2 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. Howard Bond

Subject matter
This photograph depicts a partial view of the right side of an ornately colonnaded tower. The columns that wrap around the walkway and support the second level and cupola above it are wrapped in relief-carved floral decorations. The short walls that line the edge of the structure are pierced with detailed fretwork. Standing at the edge is a man, his back to the camera as he stares out towards the distant horizon. On his back is a sort of cylindrical bag, suggesting he might be a soldier or watchman. The tower is known as the Jasmine Tower, and is located in the Agra Fort, in Agra, India.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts a view of an ornate, colonnaded tower. Standing by the tower’s edge is a man facing away from the camera.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Architecture
Figures
arches
balcony
columns
cupolas
fortresses
forts
lookouts
men (male humans)
military towers
ramparts
standing
watchtowers
white marble
window

& Author Notes

All Rights Reserved

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