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Notes on the Geography of Northern India: Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah: Photo 5

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A view from the southwest corner, with the entrance gate on the right. Now that you've had a moment to form your own opinion, here's James Fergusson, always opinionated and often shrewdly so: "The towers, however, are rather squat in proportion, and the general design of the building very far from being so pleasing as that of many less pretentious tombs in the neighborhood. Had it, indeed, been built in red sandstone, or even with an inlay of white marble like that of Humayun, it would not have attracted much attention. Its real merit consists of being wholly in white marble, and being covered through with a mosaic in 'pietra dura'--the first, apparently, and certainly one of the most splendid, examples of that class of ornamentation in India." (vol. 2, p. 306)

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