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    Sale 12471

    Arts of India

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 15

    AN IMPERIAL CARVED MARBLE JALI

    MUGHAL INDIA, PERIOD OF SHAH JAHAN, CIRCA 1625-50

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN IMPERIAL CARVED MARBLE JALI
    MUGHAL INDIA, PERIOD OF SHAH JAHAN, CIRCA 1625-50
    Of rectangular form, with open work lobed arch, the spandrels with iris flowers, within rectangular frame, on stand
    61½ x 28in. (156.4 x71.2cm.)


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    This jali screen is of exquisite quality and represents the Mughal style at its peak. It relates to the renowned carved and openwork marble screen decorating the Khas Mahal at the Red Fort in Delhi which was built for Shah Jahan between 1639 and 1648.

    Provenance

    Private collection, London, acquired before 1994


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this is a sandstone jali screen and not as printed in the catalogue