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Detail of side of Ahmad Shah's Tomb, Ahmadabad

Detail of side of Ahmad Shah's Tomb, Ahmadabad

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1881

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/17(1805)

Item number: 1805

Length: 20.5

Width: 26.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the side of Ahmad Shah's Tomb at Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by an Army sergeant in c. 1881, by order of Major Cole, from the Archaeological Survey of India. The tomb of Ahmad Shah (r.1411-42), built in c.1440, is situated to the east of the Jami Masjid in the city. It is a large square domed structure with a central hall and four square rooms at the corners joined by pillared verandahs. Windows of perforated stone-work allow light into the interior. In the centre of the marble hall floor is the tomb of Sultan Ahmad Shah, on either side are the tombs of his son Muhammad Shah II (1451), and his grandson Jalal Khan Qutu'd-din Shah (1458), all carved of white marble.

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