Photographer: Baker, William Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of an Idgah at Multan, Punjab in Pakistan, from the Macnabb Collection, taken by William Henry Baker in 1865. An Idgah is a qibla wall for prayers during the Muslim Id festival, which marks the end of Ramadan. Multan has numerous mosques and tombs. However, it is particularly noted for its large Fort and three major mausoleums; those of Shams-i-Tabriz, Rukn-i-Alam and Shah Bahawal Haq.