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Gateway of Wazir Khan's Mosque, Lahore.

Gateway of Wazir Khan's Mosque, Lahore.

Photographer: Cole, Henry Hardy

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(944)

Item number: 1003944

Genre: Photograph

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.

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