H. 97 in. (246.4 cm); W. 158 1/4 in. (402 cm); D. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
Purchase, Diana L. and Arthur G. Altschul Gift, 1992
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 463
The baluster pillars supporting these arches became popular during the reign of Shah Jahan, in the mid-seventeenth century when they were used throughout his palaces. The form was then adopted in central and northern India, in residential architecture and even temples.