Click here to skip to content

North minaret of Muhafiz Khan's Mosque, during restoration, Ahmadabad

North minaret of Muhafiz Khan's Mosque, during restoration, Ahmadabad

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1881

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/17(1795)

Item number: 1795

Length: 27

Width: 21.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the north minaret of Muhafiz Khan's Mosque at Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by order of Major Cole, by an Army sergeant in about 1881, from the Archaeological Survey of India. This small mosque was built in 1465 by Jamail-ud-Din Muhafiz Khan, who was a nobleman at the court of Sultan Mahmud Begarha (r.1458-1511) and appointed chief magistrate of Ahmadabad in 1471. The facade is pierced by three arched entrances and minarets with floral carving are placed at either end. The arrangement of the minarets at the extreme ends of the building, similar to the Isanpur mosque, was a new architectural style in Ahmadabad in the 15th century. This photograph was taken when the mosque was being restored in 1881 by the Public Works Department under Major Cole's direction.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: