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Ahmad Shah's Tomb and graveyard, Ahmadabad

Ahmad Shah's Tomb and graveyard, Ahmadabad

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/16(1687)

Item number: 1687

Length: 22

Width: 26.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Ahmad Shah's Tomb and graveyard at Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s, from the Archaeological Survey of India. The tomb of Sultan Ahmad Shah (r.1411-42) is situated to the east of the Jami Masjid in the city. Built in c.1440, the tomb is a square domed structure with four small square chambers at the corners connected by four pillared halls which form a verandah around the central tomb. Windows of perforated stone-work allow light into the interior. In the centre of the marble floor is the tomb of Ahmad Shah, and on either side are those of his son Muhammad Shah II (1451), and his grandson Qutb Shah (1458), all carved of white marble.

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