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Phuli masjid (top), Mosque near SW gate of city (bottom)

Phuli masjid (top), Mosque near SW gate of city (bottom)

Surveyor: Burgess, James (1832-1916)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: WD2222

Item number: f.51

Genre: Drawing

Illustration of the Phuti masjid at Ahmadabad, in Gujarat. ?In the Daryapur mahalla, in the north end of the city, between the Delhi and Daryapur gates, is a large desecrated mosque, now usually called the Phuti masjid as being in decay but which is said to have been originally named Fath. It is of considerable dimensions,--116 feet in length inside by 26.5 feet deep from inside the front pillars to the back wall. The whole fa├žade is open, supported by eighteen pillars, and it has on the roof five domes. The area covered by the central one is separated from those on each side of it by a double aisle : the two at each end stand close together. The structure is undated, but may be considerable certainty be placed in the first quarter of the sixteenth century or at the very end of the preceedings.?

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