Jama Masjid

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Title

Jama Masjid
Masjid-i Jahān-Numā
Jami Mosque

Location

Delhi, Delhi, India

Date

ca. 1650-1656
17th century

Style Period

Mughal

Cultural Context

Indian

Worktype

mosques

Material

Red sandstone & white marble

Subject

Architecture and City Planning

Description

Conceived as the largest mosque of the Indian subcontinent (later surpassed by Aurawgzib's Jami mosque in Lahore), the Jami mosque of Delhi was built as the congregational mosque of Shah Jahan's new city of Shahjahanabad. Located on a high ridge near Shah Jahan's palace-fort (now known as the Red Fort), the mosque is raised on a high plinth and approached by steep flights of steps on the north, east and south sides. The prayer chamber has a prominent central portal, and is surmounted by three bulbous white marble domes and framed with towering minarets. Prayer hall: 27x61 m
courtyard: 100 m sq.

Rights

© Saif Haq
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ID

Haq0268

Source

Saif Haq

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Citation

Jama Masjid, ca. 1650-1656, Delhi, Delhi, India, TTU Arch Design Images. Image Source: Saif Haq. https://archimage.lib.ttu.edu/items/show/18197.

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