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Qutub Minar

Creation date: c. 1870
Creation place: Delhi

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Type: Photograph
Medium and Support: Albumen print
Credit Line: Museum purchase from the Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer Collection with funds provided by the Beatrice Lynds Bequest
Accession Number: 2010.208
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11 in. (22 x 28 cm)

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04/09/2018 Photography in British India 1840s-1910s

The Qutb Minar, at 239 1/2 feet, was built in 1193 by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak as p
art of the large Qutub complex, which once housed Jain and Hindu temples. The site demonstrates the dominance of Islam in Asia during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

Last Updated: 4/9/2018


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Photography of British India 1840s-1910s , 3/10/2018 - 2/18/2019

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