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Item ID: 208861  

Pakistan India, Lahore, Royal Mosque, Inner Part Old Tuck's Oilette Postcard ART

Vintage Colour Tuck's Oilette Art Artist Drawn Old Postcard. Pakistan British Indian India. Lahore, Royal Mosque (Inner Part). Pots. Plants. Gate. Arches.

The mosque of red sandstone was built by Aurang Zeb in the 17th century, with the funds derived from the confiscated estates of his eldest brother, whom he put to death, it has consequently never been popular as a place of prayer. The cupolas of the four minarets were so injured by an earthquake that it was necessary to take them down. The mosque has one large and ten small archways facing the court, and is surmounted by three marble domes. / Written on back : Early 1900's. Lahore Royal Mosque.

Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons Oilette Wide Wide World Lahore Series I
Series No: 8965
Faults: Minor wear at top right corner, marks
Background: Lahore is the capital of the Punjab and is the 2nd largest city in Pakistan after Karachi. It is also often called the Gardens of the Mughals or the City of Gardens. It is located near the Ravi River and Wagah, close to the Pakistan-India border. It was under British rule during 1849-1947.


Pakistan India, Lahore, Royal Mosque, Inner Part Old Tuck's Oilette Postcard ART

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