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Mosque at Shahpur, Bijapur

Mosque at Shahpur, Bijapur

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1859)

Item number: 10031859

Length: 187

Width: 239

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Mosque at Shahpur, Bijapur from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s. Bijapur is situated in the modern state of Karnataka. Henry Cousens wrote concerning this mosque: ''It is almost a replica, on a smaller scale, of the mosque of the Ibrahim Rauza. Being smaller, it has three arches, instead of five, in its façade; but, in other respects, the various features, and even the ornamental detail, are the same. It has been much damaged, and the fallen minar, at the south end of the façade, broke away much of the cornice when it fell. The back minar at the opposite corner of the building has also gone, together with the two little chhatris or kiosks over the central piers of the façade; and the miniature minars at the corners of the upper terrace, around the base of the dome, have been destroyed...''

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