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Mausoleum [in Junagadh] 2615

Mausoleum [in Junagadh] 2615

Photographer: Nelson, F.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 2/6(15)

Item number: 2615

Length: 24.1

Width: 29.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of an unidentified tomb at Junagadh in Gujarat, taken by the travelling commercial photographer F. Nelson in the 1890s from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Photographs of Junagadh'. The Princely State of Junagadh was founded in 1735 by Muhammed Sher Khan Babi (r.1748-1758) and was ruled by the Muslim Babi dynasty. Their tombs, known as maqbaras, are situated in enclosures within the city walls in two groups dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. They are some of the most unusual buildings in Gujarat. This is a view of one of the tombs, shown at right and captioned in the print as “Lallbai Wazir”, with a covered arcade at left. The tomb is crowned with onion domes, small minarets and an ornate cornice, which are characteristic architectural features of the maqbaras.

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