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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 192

    AN INDIAN HARDWOOD MODEL OF A MOSQUE

    CIRCA 1870, PROBABLY AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT

    Price Realised  

    AN INDIAN HARDWOOD MODEL OF A MOSQUE
    CIRCA 1870, PROBABLY AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT
    Of large size
    27½ in. (70 cm.) high; 24½ in. (62 cm.) wide


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    A similar example, a model of the Miyan Khan Chishti mosque in Ahmedabad, is in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Although it has not been possible to identify the present mosque, the similarities in workmanship between the unidentified model and the example in the V & A Museum indicate that the model was executed in Gujarat by skilled craftsman.

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