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Ahmedabad: Two marble tombs of the Queens of Ahmed Shah

Ahmedabad: Two marble tombs of the Queens of Ahmed Shah

Surveyor: Burgess, James (1832-1916)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: WD2220

Item number: f.44

Genre: Drawing

Illustration of two marble tombs of the Queens of Ahmed Shah in Ahmadabad from James Burgess' 'Original Drawings [of] Muhammadan Architecture of Ahmadabad.' In the centre of Sultan Ahmad Shah (r.1411-42) city of Ahmadabad, next to the Ahmad Shah tomb, is another tomb complex called the Rani-Ka-Hujra or Tombs of the Queens of Ahmad Shah built c.1440. This arcaded and screened enclosure contains eight marble tombs, including the tomb of Bibi Mughali, the wife of Muhammad Shah II and mother of Sultan Mahmud Begada (r.1459-1511).

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