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Afsarwala Mosque, Delhi, India

Afsarwala Mosque, Delhi, India

The Asfarwala mosque lies southwest of the tomb of Humayun and northwest of the Arab Serai neighborhood, in eastern Delhi. This is a trmukhi mosque, distinguished by three arches on the main facade, and standing on a plinth. It shares a platform with the Afsarwala Tomb (c.1566), which it predates, and is considered a 'funerary' mosque, standing in what is sometimes described as the 'grand necropolis' of Delhi.
The 3 broad arches on the facade are built in plastered-over rubble. The interior bears stucco decoration, with incised medallions, some of them painted. A single dome, square in plan, rests on an octagonal drum. It is decorated in red paint.
Sources:
Nath, R. 1985. History of Mughal Architecture vol. I. New Delhi: Abhinav Publications, 234.
Tillotson, G.H.R. 1990. Mughal India. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 47.

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