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South gateway of the Jami Masjid, Jaunpur.

South gateway of the Jami Masjid, Jaunpur.

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(707)

Item number: 1003707

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the South gateway of the Jami Masjid, Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, from the Archaeological Survey of India, taken by Joseph Beglar in the 1870s. This mosque was founded by Sultan Mahmud (r.1440-1457) but was enlarged and completed by Sultan Husain Sharqi (r.1458-79) in 1478. It is the largest of the Jaunpur mosques with many features in common with the Atala Mosque of 1408 in the same city, such as the large pylon in the centre of the sanctuary facade with sloping sides. The building is raised on a high platform which is reached from three entrance gateways with steep flights of stairs. This is a view of the entrance gateway on the south side.

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