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Pierced stone windows in the enclosure of Makhtum Khan's Tomb, Patan

Pierced stone windows in the enclosure of Makhtum Khan's Tomb, Patan

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/18(1921)

Item number: 1921

Length: 23.9

Width: 29.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a row of three pierced stone windows in the enclosure of Makhtum Khan's Tomb, Patan in Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in the1880s, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. Patan was built on the site of the town of Anhilawada which was the capital of the Solanki dynasty in the 11th and 12th centuries. The city was taken by Muslim governors of the Delhi Sultanate during the 14th century. The Dargah of Makhtum Khan is situated near the Jami Masjid that was built in c.1300. The pierced stone windows in this view is decorated with various geometric patterns.

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