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Tatta, Karachi District, Sindh. Chattri near Sayyad Ali Shah Shirazi's Tomb 1492

Tatta, Karachi District, Sindh. Chattri near Sayyad Ali Shah Shirazi's Tomb 1492

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1896

Shelfmark: Photo 1009/4(1492)

Item number: 1492

Length: 20.6

Width: 28.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of one of the Chhatris near Sayyad Ali Shah Shirazi's Tomb at Thatta in the Karachi District of Sind in Pakistan, taken by Henry Cousens in 1896. This view shows the open-sided domed pavilion supported on six pillars, over a gravestone. Cousens wrote in The Antiquities of Sind, "Two small pavilions, on the other side of a basin-like depression in the plateau, close by the tomb of Sayyid 'Ali Shah...are built, almost entirely, of Hindu material, and the domes are surmounted by Hindu kalasas or finials; while, on the pillars, the places upon the square shafts, and panels where images have been cut away are distinctly traceable".

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