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Mihrab and Details from Shaikh Jod's masjid at Patan

Mihrab and Details from Shaikh Jod's masjid at Patan

Surveyor: Burgess, James (1832-1916)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1886

Shelfmark: WD 2224

Item number: f.19

Genre: Drawing

Illustration of mihrab and details from Shaikh Jod's Masjid at Patan from James Burgess' 'Original Drawings [of] Architecture of Northern Gujarat.' The city of Patan located in Gujarat, was formerly called Anhilvada or Anhilpur and was established in 765 by Vanaraja, the first king of the Chavada dynasty. The Shaikh Jod Masjid is located in the southern section of Patan and probably dates from the late 15th century. The mosque's interior measures 122 feet in length and contains a dargah or shrine in the courtyard. The mosque's interior is divided into eleven bays and three aisles. Along the back wall, there are five mihrabs or prayer niches which are the key decorative feature of the mosque. Inscribed: Govt. Archaeol. Survey of Western India. No. 924

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