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Entrance at south end of east façade of the Bibiji Mosque at Rajapur Hirpur, Ahmadabad

Entrance at south end of east façade of the Bibiji Mosque at Rajapur Hirpur, Ahmadabad

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/16(1748)

Item number: 1748

Length: 22.1

Width: 26.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of an entrance to the south of the fa├žade of the Bibi-ki Mosque at Rajpur, Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s, from the Archaeological Survey of India. The Bibi-ki mosque, one of four in Rajpur, was built in 1454. It it is vast structure with five large domes. At the north end of the mosque is a royal gallery enclosed by perforated screens. This view shows an unusual triple arched entrance on the facade, south of the main central entrance. The two flanking windows are perforated with twelve panels, each with a separate pattern.

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