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Rani Sipra's mosque. Central Mehrab

Rani Sipra's mosque. Central Mehrab

Surveyor: Burgess, James (1832-1916)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: WD2221

Item number: f.70

Genre: Drawing

Illustration of the mihrab at Rani Sipri's mosque at Ahmadabad, in Gujarat from James Burgess' 'Original Drawings [of] Muhammadan Architecture of Ahmadabad.' The Rani Sipri mosque, built in 1514, is located in the south-eastern part of Ahmadabad near the Astodiya gate and was built for Rani Pirai, who was the mother of Sultan Mahmud Begada's son (r.1459-1511) Abu Bakr Khan. This elegant mosque is also known as Masjid-i-Nagira or Jewel of a Mosque. James Burgess quotes Mr Fergusson in the Archaeological Survey of India, Vol VII: "Notwithstanding the smallness of its may be considered the gem of Ahmadabad, and in its class, as one of the most exquisite buildings in the world."

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