General view of Rani Sipri's Mosque, Ahmadabad 1750
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
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 façade 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.'"