Model of Miyan Khan Chishti's Mosque, Ahmadabad

Model of Miyan Khan Chishti's Mosque, Ahmadabad

Model of Miyan Khan Chishti's Mosque, Ahmadabad
Ahmadabad, Gujarat, Western India
Mid-19th century
Wood
Height 63 cm x width 100 cm x 55 cm
Museum no. IS 3-1999
Given by David Gibson

An inscription over the prayer niche inside the model confirms its identity. The mosque was built in about 1465. The walls at the back and left side were rebuilt in 1874 to make way for a house, but the model shows the mosque in its original form. The model also has complete minarets, whose tops are now missing from the building, perhaps due to earthquake damage. The mosque sustained further damage in the Gujarat earthquake of 2001.