QC-30.021.0008
"Agra. The tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula."
Krauss, Eugen August (Mr)
date early : 1935-01-01.0., date late : 1939-12-31.0.



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TOMBS

Although not essentially religious, the Muslim tomb or maqbara introduced new perceptions in Islamic architecture. While the mosque was fundamentally a simple structure, the design for tombs could range from minimalism to opulence and incredibly detailed ornamentation (in the form of carved elements and inlay) like the Taj Mahal at Agra.
QC-30.021.0008 : "Agra. The tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula."
QC-30.021.0014 : "Wonderful Taj Mahal in Agra."
QC-34.043.0021 : "Graves of the Emperor and his Wife."

The tomb usually consists of a single compartment or chamber known as the huzrah with the zarih or cenotaph located at the centre. In the underground chamber is the mortuary or maqbara, in which the body is buried in a grave or qabr. Larger tombs may often be covered by a dome with a separate mosque located near the tomb, with the complex or rauza (roza) surrounded by an enclosure. The tomb of a Muslim saint is called a dargah meaning a court or palace. Many Islamic mosques and tombs were embellished with decorative calligraphy of verses from the Koran.

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