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Qutbu'd din Shah's mosque

Qutbu'd din Shah's mosque

Surveyor: Burgess, James (1832-1916)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: WD2220

Item number: f.49

Genre: Drawing

Illustration of Qutb-ud-Din Shah's Mosque at Ahmadabad in Gujarat from James Burgess' 'Original Drawings [of] Muhammadan Architecture of Ahmadabad.' This mosque stands in the northern part of the city, near the Delhi gate. It was built in 1449 by Sultan Qutb-ud-Din (r.1451-58). It has five larger and ten smaller domes; the central dome is raised one storey above the rest, supported by eight pillars in an eight-point star plan. The facade has three string courses running around the whole building. There are twelve windows all filled with perforated stone tracery. The minarets, terminating at roof level, are robust with Hindu-style horizontal mouldings.

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