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Close view of the right-hand minaret of the Queen's Mosque or Rani Rupavani Masjid, Ahmadabad

Close view of the right-hand minaret of the Queen's Mosque or Rani Rupavani Masjid, Ahmadabad

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/16(1735)

Item number: 1735

Length: 26.6

Width: 21.25

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Rani Rupavati's Mosque (Queen's Mosque) at Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s, from the Archaeological Survey of India. This mosque was probably built during the reign of Sultan Muzaffar Shah (r.1511-26). The roof has three domes in line with the entrances; the central dome is raised a storey higher. This view of the facade shows part of the entrance arch and the truncated remains of the right minaret which collapsed in the earthquake of 1819. The base of the minaret and window to the right are both covered in delicate carved designs.

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