Three Arches

Northern India

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)

Three Arches, Wood, Northern India

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