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General view of the east façade of the Mecca Mosque, Bijapur

General view of the east façade of the Mecca Mosque, Bijapur

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1847)

Item number: 10031847

Length: 204

Width: 258

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Mecca masjid, Bijapur from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s. This is a view looking across the courtyard towards the screen of the prayer hall and the dome of the Mecca Masjid (c.1669). Henry Cousens wrote: "One of the most perfect buildings, though very small, is the little Makka Masjid, shut in by very high walls in the south-eastern corner of the citadels...'' The high walls that enclose the mosque have carved details. The massive minarets of rough material are the remnants of a pre-existing mosque. The facade of the mosque is of five bays and it is crowned by a dome.

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