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Sheesh Mahal, Amber Palace, Jaipur

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Sheesh Mahal, Amber Palace, Jaipur


Creation date: c. 1890
Creation place: Amber, Jaipur

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Type: Photograph
Medium and Support: Albumen print
Credit Line: Museum purchase from the Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer Collection with funds provided by the Beatrice Lynds Bequest
Accession Number: 2010.220
Dimensions: 9 7/32 x 11 3/32 in. (23 x 28 cm)

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Temple, Palace, Mosque, July 2011

This photograph reveals the extraordinary decorative sensibilities of the kings of Amber. Many of the interior architectural elements seen in this photograph have their counterparts in the paintings, such as the niches with vessels, and floral dadoes on the lower walls. Mirrors were inset into the walls to provide a lively surface, especially at night when the room glowed in candlelight.
Last Updated: 3/16/2017


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Temple Palace and Mosque Rotations San Diego Museum of Art , 8/16/2010 - 00/00/00

Photography of British India 1840s-1910s , 3/10/2018 - 2/18/2019

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