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Close view of base of north minaret of the Bibiji Mosque at Rajapur Hirpur, Ahmadabad

Close view of base of north minaret of the Bibiji Mosque at Rajapur Hirpur, Ahmadabad

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/16(1747)

Item number: 1747

Length: 27

Width: 21.85

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the facade of the Bibi-ki Mosque, at Rajpur, Ahmadabad in Gujarat taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s, from the Archaeological Survey of India. This mosque, one of four in Rajpur, was built in 1454. It it is vast structure with five large domes. There are five mihrabs with carved decoration of rosettes and chain and censor details. At the north end of the mosque is a royal gallery enclosed by perforated screens. There is an unusual triple arched entrance on the facade, with the central entrance flanked by heavily constructed minarets. This view shows the bands of intricate stone carving on the base of the north minaret.

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