Three small panels of Florentine pietra dura, as well as a large Mughal panel, installed at the back of the throne in the jharokha of the 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.]
[Three similar panels of Florentine pietra dura, and one larger Mughal panel installed at the back of the throne in the jharokha 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. ]