Gateway of Wazir Khan's Mosque, Lahore.
Photographer: Cole, Henry Hardy
Medium: Photographic print
According to its inscriptions, this mosque was founded in 1634 by Hakim Ilm-u'd-din, known as Wazir Khan, governor of Lahore during the reign of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It is situated in the eastern quarter of the old walled city. This view shows an interior view of the mosque and courtyard with monumental gateway. The mosque is an interesting fusion of architectural styles with the squat domes with lotus finials and domed kiosks of local South Asian tradition combined with colourful tilework and low arcades of Persian style.