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Close view of central arch and flanking minarets of Sayyad Alam's Mosque, Ahmadabad

Close view of central arch and flanking minarets of Sayyad Alam's Mosque, Ahmadabad

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/17(1759)

Item number: 1759

Length: 26.3

Width: 21.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Sayyad Alam's Mosque at Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s, from the Archaeological Survey of India. This mosque, one of the first in the city, was built by Abubakr Husaini in 1412. The facade has three arched entrances with minarets, now truncated at roof level, flanking the taller central section. This is a view of the central arch and minarets, evidently taken after the restoration of the north wall in 1883.

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