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South façade of Dada Harir's Tomb, Ahmadabad

South façade of Dada Harir's Tomb, Ahmadabad

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1881

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/17(1828)

Item number: 1828

Length: 21.3

Width: 27

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the south fa├žade of Dada Harir's Tomb at Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken, by order of Major Cole, by an Army sergeant in c. 1881, from the Archaeological Survey of India. The mosque and tomb of Dada Harir were constructed either for or by Bai Sri Harira in 1501, who was a lady belonging to the court of Muhammad Begarha, who was known for developing parts of Asvara in the 16th century. The tomb stands to the north-east of Dada Harir's mosque, on a low platform or base. A veranda of twenty pillars surrounds the central domed area. Most of the pillars have a richly carved base and capital with ornamented projecting brackets supporting the overhanging eaves.

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