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General view of the Damri Masjid, Ahmadnagar.

General view of the Damri Masjid, Ahmadnagar.

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1694)

Item number: 10031694

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of the Damri Masjid, Ahmadnagar was taken by Henry Cousens in the1880s and forms part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. Ahmadnagar is in the modern state of Maharashtra and was the most important city in the Nizam Shahi state from the 15th century. It is home to a number of mosques, a fort and many other Islamic buildings. In 'The Antiquarian remains in Bombay Presidency' Burgess states that the Damri Masjid is, "...a small building of very neat design, and is decorated with surface ornament, much after the style of the Andu Masjid and similar buildings at Bijapur." The building is also known as the Damadi mosque and was constructed between between 1567 and 1568. It incorporates beautifully carved features; the minarets are particularly notable.

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