Ain-ul-Mulk's Tomb and Mosque, Bijapur
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
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.