Humayun's Tomb: Barber Tomb
Delhi, India
This small, square, sandstone tomb, comissioned by Akbar, is raised on a plinth within the garden of Humayun's tomb in eastern Delhi. It is built in the multipartite vault form, with four large intersecting ribs creating a central domed area, four squinches, and four rectangular spaces. The tomb is covered by a double dome with four chattris. It is popularly known as the 'Barber's tomb', although the true identity of the occupant is unknown.

Sources:

Tillotson, G.H.R. 1990. Mughal India. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 47.

Koch, Ebba. 1991. Mughal Architecture. Munich: Prestel, 49-50.
Location
Delhi, India
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Part of Site
Events
1590
Style Periods
1526-1858
Variant Names
Humayun's Tomb: Barber Tomb
Barber Tomb
Variant
Tomb of the Barber
Variant
Nai-ka-Gumbad
Variant
Building Usages
tomb
funerary