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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.

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

Date: 1843

Shelfmark: Add.Or.5475

Item number: ff. 40v-41

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.]

[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. ]

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