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Portion of court wall at Bibi Achut Kukis. Spring arch in central entrance Bibi Achut kukis

Portion of court wall at Bibi Achut Kukis. Spring arch in central entrance Bibi Achut kukis

Surveyor: Burgess, James (1832-1916)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: WD2221

Item number: f.36

Genre: Drawing

Illustration of a portion of court wall and the spring arch in central entrance of Bibi Achut Kuki's Mosque 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.

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