Entrance to Malik Sarang's Mosque (Queen's Mosque), Sarangpur, Ahmadabad
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the façade of the Malik Sarang Mosque or Queen's Mosque at Sarangpur, Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by order of Major Cole, by an Army sergeant in c. 1881, from the Archaeological Survey of India. Situated by the Sarangpur Gate, this mosque was built in c.1530 by Malik Quivam ul Mulk Sarang, who became governor of the city in 1521. The mosque has five large domes and a series of arched entrances along the facade. This view shows the larger central entrance flanked by two robust minarets, now truncated at roof level. The bases of the minarets are covered in elaborate carving in the niches and across a series of horizontal bands.