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Pierced Window Screen (Jali)

Object Name:
Screen
Date:
early 17th century
Geography:
India
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 48 7/16 in. (123 cm) W. 26 1/2 in. (67.3 cm) D. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) Wt. 213 lbs. (96.6 kg)
Classification:
Stone
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.193
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 463
A screen for filtering light through a window, this panel is carved with two strikingly lively geometric designs, one set within the other.
Private collection, England; [ John Lawrence Fine Arts Inc., London, until 1984; sold to MMA]
Welch, Stuart Cary. The Islamic World. vol. 11. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987. pp. 139-140, ill. fig. 107 (color).

Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 42 (1984-1985). p. 8, ill. p. 8 (b/w).

Welch, Stuart Cary. "Art and Culture 1300–1900." In India!. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1985. no. 120, pp. 191-193, ill. p. 192 (b/w).



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