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The inside of the Chuta Suna [Chota Sona] Masjid, or small Golden Mosque.

The inside of the Chuta Suna [Chota Sona] Masjid, or small Golden Mosque.

Artist: Creighton, Henry (c.1767 - 1807)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1817

Shelfmark: W3481(7)

Item number: 34817

Length: 10.3

Width: 14.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Coloured aquatint from a painting by Henry Creighton, engraved by Thomas Metland, and dated to 1817. Also known as the Gem of Gaur (c.1493-1519) this mosque displays carved stone panels of intricate design formed from the fine black basalt of the nearby Rajmahal hills. The central corridor has typical Bengali 'chahar chala' vaulting flanked by two domed bays to either side. The sanctuary has five recessed prayer niches or 'mihrabs' that correspond to these five bays and is three aisles in depth.

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