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Shums i Tabres, Multan

Shums i Tabres, Multan

Photographer: Baker, William Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 752/12(67)

Item number: 7521267

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Shams-i-Tabriz's Tomb at Multan in the Punjab, Pakistan, from Macnabb Collection, taken by William Henry Baker in the 1860s. This tomb was rebuilt in 1780 and belongs to a celebrated Sufi martyr who was murdered in 1247. The main body of the building is a square surrounded by a verandah. The upper section is octagonal, surmounted by a hemispherical dome covered in glazed blue tiles. Some parts of the wall are decorated with glazed tiles, mainly blue and white, arranged in geometric patterns.

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