Close view of base of north minaret of the Queen's Mosque or Rani Rupavati Masjid, Ahmadabad
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
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 three entrances; the central dome is raised a storey higher. The facade has an entrance arch, flanked by the truncated remains of lofty minarets which collapsed in the earthquake of 1819. This view is a close up of the remaining base of the north minaret decorated with tracery patterns.