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Ahmadabad: Oriel and small windows from the Queen's mosque in Mirzapur

Ahmadabad: Oriel and small windows from the Queen's mosque in Mirzapur

Surveyor: Burgess, James (1832-1916)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: WD2222

Item number: f.48

Genre: Drawing

Illustration of the oriel and small windows from the Queen's mosque in Mirzapur, near Ahmadabad. The Queen's mosque, also known as Rani Rupavati's Masjid, is located near the Delhi gate in Ahmadabad. ?It is said to take its name from two ladies of the royal household who were buried in the adjoining Rauza (tomb), but in whose reign they lived or what the exact date of this masjid is not on record?. The greatest form of beauty of this mosque is to be found in its details, especially in that beautiful form of tracery which fills the niches of the minarets.? The windows are also decorated with perforated tracery.

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