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Close view of sculptural detail in a niche of the minaret, Muhafiz Khan's Mosque, Ahmadabad 1721

Photograph of a niche on the minaret of Muhafiz
Khan's Mosque at Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in
the 1880s, from the Archaeological Survey of India. This small
mosque was built in 1465 by Jamail-ud-Din Muhafiz Khan, who was a
nobleman at the court of Sultan Mahmud Begarha (r.1458-1511) and
appointed chief magistrate of Ahmadabad in 1471. The facade is
pierced by three arched entran…