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
[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.]