Pre-Mughal: Qutb Minar
|Collections||Arthur Llewellyn Basham|
|Title:||Pre-Mughal: Qutb Minar|
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
|Series/Report no.:||Basham Collection|
|Description:||Although Muslim in theme (a diminishing minaret) it is the work of Hindu architects who have not forgotten the Gupta columns & medieval sikharas. Above all its decoration (e.g. stone lacework) is evocative of North Hindu ornamentation, particularly Jaina decoration for which the Turco-Afghan conquerors seem to have had a special predilection. -- 73 metres high, 5 stages divided by 4 circular balconies.|
|Other Identifiers:||ANUA 682-1983|
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