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Three Arches

Date:
late 17th century
Culture:
Northern India
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H. 97 in. (246.4 cm); W. 158 1/4 in. (402 cm); D. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Diana L. and Arthur G. Altschul Gift, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.6.1–.10
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.

(For one upper section, see 2004.466)
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