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Ahmadabad: Muhafiz Khan's mosque details (left, top and bottom), Ahmad Shah's Mosque detail (right)

Ahmadabad: Muhafiz Khan's mosque details (left, top and bottom),  Ahmad Shah's Mosque detail (right)

Surveyor: Burgess, James (1832-1916)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: WD2220

Item number: f.10

Genre: Drawing

Ahmad Shah mosque, also known as the Chhoti Jumna Mosque, was built in Ahmadabad's citadel and completed in 1414. An Arabic inscription over the central mihrab records that the mosque was built by Ahmad Shah in 1414. The ground plan of the Ahmad Shah mosque is based on the Jami Masjid in Cambay, built in 1325. The roof is covered with ten large domes and other smaller ones between.  Key features of this mosque include the eight perforated stone windows which light the interior and the use of pillars, which originated from an earlier Hindu temple, to support the domes which demonstrate the fusion of Islamic and Hindu architectural styles.

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