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General view from the north-east of the Queen's Mosque or Rani Rupavati Masjid, Mirzapur, Ahmadabad

General view from the north-east of the Queen's Mosque or Rani Rupavati Masjid, Mirzapur, Ahmadabad

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/16(1733)

Item number: 1733

Length: 18.9

Width: 26.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Rani Rupavati's Mosque (Queen's Mosque) at Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s, from the Archaeological Survey of India. This mosque was probably built during the reign of Sultan Muzaffar Shah (r.1511-26). The roof has three domes in line with the entrances; the central dome is raised a storey higher. This view of the facade shows the entrance arch, flanked by the truncated remains of lofty minarets which collapsed in the earthquake of 1819; the remaining bases are decorated with tracery patterns.


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