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Collection Online as of March 2, 2024

India. Benares. Aurangzeb's Mosque, after a photo by Dr. Kurt Boeck

India. Benares. Aurangzeb's Mosque, after a photo by Dr. Kurt Boeck

c. 1890–1910
(Zurich, active c. 1890–1910)
Image: 20.5 x 26.7 cm (8 1/16 x 10 1/2 in.); Paper: 20.5 x 26.7 cm (8 1/16 x 10 1/2 in.); Mounted: 25.4 x 29.8 cm (10 x 11 3/4 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

The Taj Mahal was created as a tomb for Aurangzeb’s mother.

Description

The sixth Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, a very pious Muslim, had this enormous mosque built in a blend of Islamic and Hindu architectural styles. It was constructed in the late 17th century on the site of one of the most sacred ancient Hindu temples in the city of Varanasi (formerly Benares).
  • Collection of Gunther Heil, Germany
    Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer, Beverly Hills, CA, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    September 9, 2019
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2019.185