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Taj Mahal: Interior Screen

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Taj Mahal: Interior Screen
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Mughal Architecture-- Agra-- Taj Mahal, Agra;architecture;architectural ornament
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: An octagonal screen surrounds the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal and that of her husband Shah Jahan who was buried by her side in 1666. The screen is one of the purest triumphs of skill in the world. Each side of the octagon consists of three marble slabs, worked like lace. Not only are the slabs perforated, but the remaining marble is also sculpted. These screens are held together with marble uprights, richly inlaid with stonework.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-2626


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