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Interior of Ain-ul-Mulk's Tomb, Bijapur

Interior of Ain-ul-Mulk's Tomb, Bijapur

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1770)

Item number: 10031770

Length: 287

Width: 242

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Ain-ul-Mulk's Tomb from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s. Ain-ul-mulk was a noble at the court of Ibrahim I (r.1534-58) and his tomb was at Ainapur, north of the city. The tomb of Ain-ul-Mulk built 1556 is a massive square building surmounted by a dome with tiny minarets. The interior walls are richly decorated with plaster tracery with different motifs such as discs or medallions, chains, lotus buds, ornamental Arabic writing. This view shows the details of the pendentives of the dome.

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