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Architectural model - Model of Miyan Khan Chishti mosque in Ahmadabad

Model of Miyan Khan Chishti mosque in Ahmadabad

  • Object:

    Architectural model

  • Place of origin:

    Ahmadabad (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr David Gibson

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Architecture, Room 128, case 15, shelf 4

This large and impressive model is of the Mosque of Miyan Khan Chishti. An inscription over the prayer niche inside the detailed interior of the model confirms its identity. The mosque was built in about 1465 in Ahmadabad, western India. The walls at the back and left side were rebuilt in 1874 to make way for a house. However, this model shows the mosque in its original form. The model also has complete minarets, whose tops are now missing from the building, perhaps due to earthquake damage. The mosque sustained further damage in the Gujarat earthquake of 2001. Sometimes models can provide a useful record of damaged or destroyed buildings.

Physical description

19th century model of a 15th century mosque from Gujarat (Miyan Khan Chishti mosque in Ahmadabad).

Place of Origin

Ahmadabad (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Carved wood


Height: 62.5 cm, Width: 100 cm, Depth: 55 cm

Descriptive line

Model of Miyan Khan Chishti's mosque in Ahmedabad, made from carved wood, 19th century, Gujarat, India.





Subjects depicted



Architecture; Islam

Production Type



South & South East Asia Collection

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