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Futtehpore Sikri - marble mausoleum of Sheik Selim Chisti.

Albumen print. Mounted on a contemporary album leaf with titling in contemporary ink. Verso another albumen print circa 1870 titled 'Futtehpore Sikri - two of the trellised screens in the Sheik Selim Chisti Tomb'. 235mm x 190mm. (9.25 x 7.5ins). Circa 1870.

The Sheik travelled widely in the Muslim world, living as an ascetic in his old age. The Emperor Akbar, founder of Futtehpore Siki, consulted him about his lack of a male offspring. The tomb was constructed between 1571 and 1580.

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