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General view of Rani Sipri's Mosque, Ahmadabad 1750

General view of Rani Sipri's Mosque, Ahmadabad 1750

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/16(1750)

Item number: 1750

Length: 26

Width: 21.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Rani Sipri's Mosque, from the north-east, at Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s, from the Archaeological Survey of India. This image shows the main fa├žade of the mosque, which was built in 1514, with a corner of Rani Sipri's Tomb in the left foreground. This elegant mosque is also known as Masjid-i-Nagira or Jewel of a Mosque. James Burgess quotes Mr Fergusson in the Archaeological Survey of India, Vol VII: "'Notwithstanding the smallness of its dimensions...it may be considered the gem of Ahmadabad, and in its class, as one of the most exquisite buildings in the world.'"

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