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Corner of the Jai Mandir or Sheesh Mahal, Amber Palace 10031576

Corner of the Jai Mandir or Sheesh Mahal, Amber Palace 10031576

Photographer: Cole, Henry Hardy

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1576)

Item number: 10031576

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Jai Mandir inside Amber Palace taken sometime in the 1880s and attributed, probably incorrectly, to Henry Hardy Cole. The Jai Mandir was the lower portion of a two-storey 'shish mahal' or glass palace in the private residential area for the male members of the royal family and court. The surfaces of the interior walls are decorated with glass mosaic and inlays in vase and floral motifs. This photograph shows the north angle of the ahll with the wall of inlaid mirror-work visible through the colonnaded archways. The fort at Amber was begun by Raja Man Singh (r. 1592-1615), however this section was constructed later by Mirza Raja Jai Singh I (r. 1623-67/8) as part of later additions to the palace area. The fort was finally abandoned in 1727.

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