Pre-Mughal (Afghan-Suri): Sasaram, Bihar
|Collections||Arthur Llewellyn Basham|
|Title:||Pre-Mughal (Afghan-Suri): Sasaram, Bihar|
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
|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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