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Plan of Miyan Khan Chishtis tomb (top), Tomb at Bibi Achut Kukis mosque (bottom)

Plan of Miyan Khan Chishtis tomb (top), Tomb at Bibi Achut Kukis mosque (bottom)

Surveyor: Burgess, James (1832-1916)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: WD2221

Item number: f.35

Genre: Drawing

Tomb of Bibi Achut Kuki at Ahmadabad in Gujarat from James Burgess' 'Original Drawings [of] Muhammadan Architecture of Ahmadabad.' The Bibi Achut Kuki mosque and tomb complex was built in 1469 for the wife of Imad al Mulk, a minister of Sultan Mahmud Begada (r.1459-1511). Located north of the city along the Sabarmati river in Hajipur, the Bibi Achut Kuki mosque and tomb are enclosed with a rough stone wall. There were originally seven minarets, three on the outer entrance and two on the facade of the mosque, most were ruined in the earthquake in 1819. Although Bibi Achut Kuki was buried in a grave in a courtyard on the south end of the mosque, the tomb enclosure referred to as the Bibi Achut Kuki tomb contains several unmarked tombs. This enclosure is planned in the style of an open canopy, consisting of thirty-two pillars and covered with eight domes.

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