General view of Iltutmish's Tomb, Qutb, Delhi.
Photographer: Caney, W.
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of Iltutmish's tomb from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections taken by W.Caney in the 1870s. The tomb of the Emperor Shams al-Din Altamish, Iltutmish (r.1211-36), lies to the north of the Quwwat ul'Islam mosque and is first surviving tomb of an Islamic ruler in India. It comprises a square chamber of red sandstone, the interior being covered with Islamic carving and arabesques. The tomb was originally covered by a dome which has disappeared.