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Screen in Palace [Khas Mahal], Fort, Delhi

Screen in Palace [Khas Mahal], Fort, Delhi

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 752/15(17)

Item number: 7521517

Genre: Photograph

View of a pierced and inlaid white marble screen in the Khas Mahal (the Hall of Private Audiences), in the imperial residence of the emperor Shah Jahan in the Red Fort at Delhi, built by him between 1639 and 1648. The screen is suspended over the central water channel or 'Stream of Paradise' that runs through these apartments. The semi-circular panel of the screen depicts a crescent moon, stars and the scales of justice, the latter used as a regal emblem. The lower section is carved in an intricate floral and lattice work design.

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