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Afzal Khan's Tomb and Mosque, Bijapur

Afzal Khan's Tomb and Mosque, Bijapur

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1766)

Item number: 10031766

Length: 201

Width: 264

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Photograph

View of Afzal Khan's Tomb in the foreground with the mosque, partially concealed, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s. Afzal Khan was Muhammad Adil Shah's (r.1627-1656) Prime minister and died in 1653. Afzal Khan's tomb, which was never finished, has a disproportionately large dome. It is believed he began the tomb in his lifetime but eventually was not be buried here. The adjoining mosque has two-storeys, with the upper level duplicating the hall beneath.

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