|Collections||Arthur Llewellyn Basham|
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
|Keywords:||Provincial Sultanates-- Deccan-- Bijapur;architecture;architectural ornament|
|Series/Report no.:||Basham Collection|
|Description:||This building is misnamed, for it is the entrance to a little mosque. It presents several architectural novelties: the porch-roof, the brackets and ceilings, which remain unique. This entrance has two storeys & a terrace, decorated with fretted stone parapet. Exterior is bare but ceilings and brackets of balconies are elaborately worked. Two delicate minarets mark this entrance. Porch-roofs are very large and take an important place. Built under Ibrahim Shah II in 1620. The brackets supporting the balconies & porch-roofs are worked like wood & look like flat carved panels. Motifs of decoration are typically Hindu: horses, fantastic beasts, or wild geese.|
|Other Identifiers:||ANUA 682-2135|
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