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Five smaller panels representing birds, plants etc., of Florentine pietra dura work installed at the back of throne on the jhoroka of Diwan-i'Am in the Delhi Palace.

Five smaller panels representing birds, plants etc., of Florentine pietra dura work installed at the back of throne on the jhoroka of Diwan-i'Am in the Delhi Palace.

Author: Metcalfe, Sir Thomas Theophilus (1795-1853)

Medium: Ink and colours on paper

Date: 1843

Shelfmark: Add.Or.5475

Item number: ff. 38v-39

Length: 25.8

Width: 42.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as other contemporary material, with an accompanying manuscript text written by Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe (1795-1853), the Governor-General’s Agent at the imperial court. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and of the National Art-Collections Fund.]

[Five smaller panels representing birds, plants etc., of Florentine pietra dura work installed at the back of the throne in the jharoka of the Diwan-i-'Am in the Delhi Palace. The black marble pietra dura panels were imported from Italy, probably presented to the emperor as a special gift.]

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