Tomb of Shums-ood-Deen Altamsh, part builder of the Kotab Mosque, died 1236, [Delhi].
Photographer: Bourne, Samuel
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of Iltutmish's tomb in Delhi from 'Earl of Jersey collection' was taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. Shams-ud-Din Iltutmish (r.1211-1236) continued to develop the Qutb Minar complex started by his father-in-law Qutb-ud-din Aybak (r.1206-1210). His tomb was built c.1236 in his extention to the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque. This photograph shows the interior chamber of the mosque decorated with Islamic inscriptions and arabeques carved into the white marble.