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V. & E. PONT.

Interior of Jama Masjid, India.

Stock Code
61150
1890
£225

Jama Masjid of Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India. Its construction began in 1650 and was completed in 1656. The later name, Jama Masjid, refers to the weekly Friday noon congregation prayers of Muslims, Jummah, which are usually done in a mosque, the 'congregational mosque' or 'jāma masjid'. The courtyard of the mosque can hold up to twenty-five thousand worshippers.

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Albumen print (24 by 27 cm), pasted on original card. Good tonal range and in good condition. Photographer's credit and number 99 in negative. Manuscript title in English on card.

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