Sayyad Uthman's Tomb, Usmanpur, Ahmadabad
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of Sayyid Uthman's Tomb, at Isanpur, Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken, by order of Major Cole, by an Army sergeant in c. 1881, from the Archaeological Survey of India. The tomb and nearby mosque to the east were built in c.1460, during the reign of Sultan Mahmud Begarha (r.1458-1511). The mosque was one of the first in the city to have its minarets positioned at both ends of the façade rather than at either side of the entrance. The tomb and mosque face each other, forming a symmetrical formation. The tomb is square in plan with a double aisled verandah. The central enclosed area for the tomb itself is covered by a dome supported by twelve pillars rather than the usual eight. At the corners of the outer verandah are smaller domes.