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late 17th century
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
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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