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Ain-ul-Mulk's Tomb and Mosque, Bijapur

Ain-ul-Mulk's Tomb and Mosque, Bijapur

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1769)

Item number: 10031769

Length: 209

Width: 266

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Ain-ul-Mulk's Tomb with the mosque beyond from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s. Ain-ul-mulk was a noble at the court of Ibrahim I (r.1534-58) and his tomb was at Ainapur, north of Bijapur city. The tomb of Ain-ul-Mulk built 1556 is a massive square building surmounted by a dome with tiny minarets. The interior walls are richly decorated with plaster tracery with different motifs.

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