Model of a mihrab or prayer niche in the late 15th-century Mosque of Muhafiz Khan, Ahmadabad

Model of a mihrab or prayer niche in the late 15th-century Mosque of Muhafiz Khan, Ahmadabad

Model of a mihrab or prayer niche in the late 15th-century Mosque of Muhafiz Khan, Ahmadabad
Ahmadabad, Gujarat, Western India
Mid-19th century
Sandalwood and paper
Height 19 cm x width 12 cm x depth 6 cm
Museum no. 01126 (IS)

From a set of models showing details of Ahmadabad mosque architecture, transferred to this Museum from the former India Museum in 1879. This model corresponds to the original except in one minor detail. The Arabic inscription is copied from the one in the mosque, which gives the name of its founder and its date.