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[View of the unfinished tomb of Ali Adil Shah II, Bijapur.]

[View of the unfinished tomb of Ali Adil Shah II, Bijapur.]

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 125/3(56)

Item number: 125356

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the unfinished tomb of Ali Adil Shah II at Bijapur, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1870s. Henry Cousens in a guide to the town of 1889 wrote, 'The unfinished tomb of Ali (II) Adil Shah lies a short distance to the north of the citadel and the Gagan Mahal. The great high basement upon which the building stands is 215 feet square...The most peculiar characteristic of the building are its arches. They are purely Gothic in outline, being struck from two centres with the curves continued up to the crown....On a raised platform in the inner enclosure is the tomb of Ali Adil Shah...'

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