Thursday, December 4, 2008

Singar Masjid

This late 15th century mosque lies a short distance south of the Shaith Gombuj Masjid. Its large, single dome is impressive for its size and symmetry in relation to the entrance arches. There east wall seen here has a gently curving cornice and three entrance arches, the central arch both wider and higher than the others. Each arch is framed in a narrow rectangle that contains mouldings and rows of simple terracotta decoration at the top. The parapet decoration consists of a row of small recessed arches at the top and a jali frieze below, separated by a projection. This design wraps around the circular corner minarets whose surfaces are relieved by five regularly-spaced bands of ornamental mouldings.

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