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There are ten carved windows semicircular in shape in the prayer-hall of the mosque. These two, centre in the qibla wall, are considered to be the finest examples of carved stone tracery in India. Their design is of tree stems and branches, believed by some to represent the tree of life. There are two additional windows, one on each side, in more conventional geometric patterns. At the south end, in yesterday's upload, one may see three more of these abstract windows, while at the north end, there was clearly the intent to insert similar windows, but there are three empty spaces instead.

It would seem that the mosque represents unfinished business in terms of minarets and windows. On the 18th of November, 1572 CE, the inhabitants of Ahmadabad exited the town to pay their respects to the victorious Emperor Akbar, without any battle having been fought. They knew enough to quit while they were ahead of the game.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-04-30
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-10-31 4:02
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