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General view from the south-east of the ruined Fath Masjid, Ahmadabad 1705

General view from the south-east of the ruined Fath Masjid, Ahmadabad 1705

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/16(1705)

Item number: 1705

Length: 22.7

Width: 28.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph, from the south-east, along the main fa├žade of the ruined Fath Masjid at Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in c.1890, from Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The Fath Masjid was built in the late 15th century, probably by Darya Khan. It has five domes; the area covered by the central dome is separated from the other domes by a double aisle on each side. The pillars have shafts that are square on the bottom half and octagonal on the top, with a square base. Most of the pillars are unadorned except for about eight with carvings, which have been taken from a Hindu or Jain temple. This view shows the open facade with two slender minarets at each corner.

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