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Pre-Mughal (Afghan-Suri): Sasaram, Bihar

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Title: Pre-Mughal (Afghan-Suri): Sasaram, Bihar
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Delhi Sultanate;architecture
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Although this tomb derived from the preceding one, it is remarkable for its dimensions and its proportions. With a height of 150 feet its diameter is 245 feet. It stands on a high square platform in the middle of an articial lake of 460 yards square. Built in Chunnar sand-stone it was painted with bright colours, yellow, blue, black, and its dome with dazzling white. A boat used to connect the tomb with the shore. Its pyramidal aspect gives it a stability which may truly be qualified as grandiose. -- Tomb of Sher Shah Suri (1540) pyramidal.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-2009


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