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Taj Mahal: Detail of lower façade of the tomb

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Title: Taj Mahal: Detail of lower façade of the tomb
Author(s): Budek, Herbert E.
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Mughal Architecture-- Agra-- Taj Mahal, Agra;architecture;architectural ornament
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Persian elements include the arched recesses and balconies just visible, and a terrace of red sandstone ornamented with geometrically patterned jali before the tomb. Persian architects employed were Ustad Ahmad and Ustad Hamid, and use of open terraces and balconies is attributed to them. The un-Persian features include the rounding of corners with curved marble tiles, and use of pure white marble, suppressing colour.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-2620


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