South façade of Rani Sipri's Mosque, Ahmadabad, from south-east corner, showing base of minaret and end window 1753
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of Rani Sipri's Mosque at Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s, from the Archaeological Survey of India. This elegant mosque, built in 1514, is also known as Masjid-i-Nagira or Jewel of a Mosque. James Burgess quotes Mr Fergusson in the Archaeological Survey of India, Vol VII: "'Notwithstanding the smallness of its dimensions...it may be considered the gem of Ahmadabad, and in its class, as one of the most exquisite buildings in the world.'" This is a view of the base of the minaret and one of the projecting windows on the south-east end of the mosque. The sills, brackets, pillars and eave of the window, together with the the niches of the minarets, are all richly carved.