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Interior of Husain Shah's Tomb, Gaur.

Interior of Husain Shah's Tomb, Gaur.

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(119)

Item number: 1003119

Genre: Photograph

This is one of a series of photographs taken by Joseph Beglar as part of the Archaeological Survey of India in the 1870s. The identification of the tomb is uncertain, however Cunningham writes that 'Outside the palace to the north is the site of Husen Shah's tomb. This was still standing in Creighton's time, see his plate VIII [Henry Creighton, The ruins of Gour described (London, 1817)], but it has now disappeared, as well as the tomb of his son Nusrat, and a masjid which stood a little to the north.' (Alexander Cunningham, Report of a tour in Bihar and Bengal in 1879-80 (A.S.I. vol. XV, Calcutta, 1882) p. 54). The square tomb is constructed in brick with tilework decoration, not unlike the nearby Lattan masjid in style, with squinches shown here bridging the corners of the interior chamber to act as support for the dome above. The tomb no longer survives.

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