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Dargah of Barid Shah, Bidar

Dargah of Barid Shah, Bidar

Photographer: Sykes, D.H.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/4(449)

Item number: 10004449

Length: 22

Width: 15.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the dargah of Ali Barid Shah at Bidar in Karnataka taken by D.H. Sykes in 1875 for the Archaeological Survey of India. The shrine or tomb of Amir Barid Shah (d.1580) consists of a square building, on a platform, enclosed by an imposing hemispheric dome. The funeral chamber is opened on four sides by large pointed arches in the middle, flanked by two blind niches on two storeys.

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