Shish Gunbad
New Delhi, India
Erected during the reign of Sikandar Lodi (1489-1517), this square domed tomb was presumably built for one of his ministers. It has a two-storied exterior arrangement with projecting cornices, contrasted by the verticals of the iwan frame and arches. The portal frieze has square panels adorned with cobalt-blue glazed tiles imported from Persia that are not suitable for the local climate.

Sources:

Nath, R. 1978. History of Sultanate Architecture. New Delhi, Abhinav Publications, 80.

Williams, John A. and Caroline. 1980. Architecture of Muslim India. Set 3: The Sayyids and the Lodis, 1414-1526. Santa Barbara, California: Visual Education, Inc.
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New Delhi, India
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1489-1517
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Shish Gunbad
Shish Gumbad
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Glaze Dome
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tomb
funerary