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Larkhana, Shikarpur District, Sindh. Tomb of Shah Baharo, door

Larkhana, Shikarpur District, Sindh. Tomb of Shah Baharo, door

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1896

Shelfmark: Photo 1009/4(1494)

Item number: 1494

Length: 28.7

Width: 19.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the door of Shah Baharo's Tomb at Larkhana in the Shikarpur District of Sindh in Pakistan, taken by Henry Cousens in 1896-7. Cousens wrote in the Antiquities of Sind, "The tomb is not of much account except that it has a well-carved wooden door and an ornamental lantern which surmounts the dome...The great door is a very good specimen of wood carving. It is, as usual, in two leaves, each divided by ribs into ten panels, each panel being filled with raised floral patterns...Carved borders run round the frames, while over the door, is a beautifully perforated arched light...Here we have in the spandrils, reproduced in carved wood, a design in foliated work similar in treatment to what is found elsewhere in Sind carried out in enamelled tiles."

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