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General view of Jahan Begam's Tomb, Ainapur, near Bijapur

General view of Jahan Begam's Tomb, Ainapur, near Bijapur

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1837)

Item number: 10031837

Length: 230

Width: 272

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Jahan Begam's Tomb, Ainapur, near Bijapur from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s.

Jahan Begum was the wife of Muhammad Adil Shah (r.1627-56) and her tomb at Ainapur near Bijapur was similar in design to the Gol Gumbaz but half the size. This is a view of the unfinished tomb, only the corner turrets and connecting arcades were completed. The facade would have had openings of three arches on each side between the corner towers as indicated by the presence of niches on the inside of the arch piers. The inner sepulchral chamber has three great arches in each of its four sides.

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