Qutub ud-Din's "screen" for the his Jama Masjid, the "Qubbat ul-Islam mosque," in its probable original form

Source:   Courtesy of Prof. Frederick Asher, Univ. of Minnesota, October 1999

*The 'iwan' screen of the Quwwat al-Islam mosque at Mehrauli viewed from the north east, with the Iron Pillar and other antiquities also visible; a watercolor, 1808-20* (BL)

*The Kootub [Delhi], a photo by Robert and Harriet Tytler, 1858* (BL) [*Tytlers 1858a*];
also: *The Kootub [Delhi]* [*Tytlers 1858b*]

*An albumen photo of the photographer V. Pont leaning against the mosque screen, 1860's*

Source: ebay, Dec. 2007

"The great arch and iron pillar," an albumen print, c.1860's

Source: ebay, July 2008

*"The Great Arch & Iron Column near the Kootub Minar, Delhi," a photo by Shepherd and Robinson, 1860's* (BL) [*Shepherd and Robinson 1860's*

*"Great Arch and Iron Pillar, Delhi," by Thomas A. Rust, 1870's* (BL) [*Rust 1870's*]

"Koutub, near Delhi," a wood engraving of the screen by E. Therond; Bickers & Son, London, 1878; *a very large scan of this engraving*

Source: ebay, July 2005

A photo by Bourne and Shepherd, c.1870's

Source: ebay, Aug. 2005

The screen and courtyard in an albumen photograph, c.1880

Source: ebay, Mar. 2004

A gelatin photo from the 1890's: "The Great Towers at the Kutab Minar"

Source: ebay, Sept. 2008

Courtyard and screen, c.1900; a photo by W. G. Skinner, a British officer, taken between 1895 and 1904

Source: http://www.rbomford.freeserve.co.uk/will31.jpg
(downloaded March 2001)

The screen and the mosque courtyard; the famous Iron Pillar is also a great center of attention

Source: http://members4.clubphoto.com/candy296599/India_2000_-_Delhi/
(downloaded June 2001)

A balance of strong form and elegant detail

Source: http://www.indiamike.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/10808
(downloaded Apr. 2006)

*A HUGE overview photo of the Qubbat screen*; and *one of just the central arch*

Source: Courtesy of Prof. Barry Flood, NYU, Feb. 2008

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