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Shah Hamadan Mosque

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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir, India) en_US
dc.coverage.temporal creation date: original structure, 1395, other date: destroyed by fire, reconstructed and expanded, 1480, other date: demolished and rebuilt as a two-story structure, 1493, destruction date: destroyed by fire, 1731, creation date: reconstructed by Abul Barkat Khan, after 1731 en_US
dc.creator Unknown en_US 1395 en_US 2009-02-27T16:49:21Z 2009-02-27T16:49:21Z 1395 en_US
dc.identifier 125285 en_US
dc.identifier.uri en_US
dc.description The Shah Hamadan mosque neatly fits [the] local typology of mosque architecture. It has a square plan measuring approximately 75'-6" (23m) on each side and sits on an irregular walled base composed of materials from ancient temples. It is a two-storeyed, two-tiered structure with gently sloping, pyramidal roofs differentiating each tier. The roofs are further emphasized by heavy woodwork done on the cornices under the eaves. The first tier has double-arcaded verandahs running continuously around the building, the only break being for the canopied main entrance. The second tier is more of an arcaded balcony that protrudes on all four sides of the main structure. The arcaded verandahs and balconies with their delicate wooden grilles (pinjras) and slender columns not only lend structural support to the roof but also create the impression that the 52'-6" (16m)-tall mosque is soaring into the sky. The pyramidal roof of the second tier is capped off by an open pavilion for the muezzin, which in turn is crowned by a sharp pyramidal spire. The base of the spire has a protruding triangular decorative window on each face and has a golden end ornament (alem) at the apex. Parts of the roof have over time been covered with seasonally flowering vegetation, creating a charming image of intricate woodwork and terraced flowerbeds. Souce: Archnet en_US
dc.description exterior, view of west facade, 1983 en_US
dc.format.medium wood (plant material) en_US
dc.format.medium log (wood) en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 136184 en_US
dc.rights (c) Prataap Patrose, Courtesy of the Aga Khan Visual Archive, MIT en_US
dc.subject Domes en_US
dc.subject Mosques en_US
dc.subject Building, Wooden en_US
dc.subject Vernacular architecture en_US
dc.subject Shrines en_US
dc.subject Religious buildings en_US
dc.subject Architecture, Islamic --India en_US
dc.subject Religious architecture en_US
dc.title Shah Hamadan Mosque en_US
dc.title.alternative Khanqah of Shah Hamadan en_US
dc.title.alternative Shah-e-Hamdan en_US
dc.title.alternative Khanqah-e-Moula en_US
dc.type Image en_US
dc.rights.access All rights reserved en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 16-33 en_US
vra.culturalContext Indian (South Asian) en_US
vra.culturalContext Islamic en_US
vra.technique construction en_US
vra.worktype Mosque en_US
dc.contributor.display Indian (South Asian), Islamic en_US

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