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  • Place of origin:

    Delhi (Printed)

  • Date:

    1560 (Made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Rubbing on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by H. B. Bompas, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case E, shelf 2, box D

Physical description

Rubbing of architectural releif medallion on an archway

Place of Origin

Delhi (Printed)


1560 (Made)

Materials and Techniques

Rubbing on paper


Diameter: 13 1/2 in

Object history note

Rubbing, by the late Archdeacon Tribe, of architectural relief medallion of plaster composition on an archway in the Arab Serai, Delhi. The Arab Serai is a gateway to Humayun's Tomb complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Serai was built to house craftsmen who were brought to India from Persia to construct the late Emperor Nassirudin Humayun's mausoleum.

Descriptive line

Rubbing of architectural relief medallion on an archway in the Arab Serai, Delhi

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1913, London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1914






Architecture; Rubbings; Religion; Islam


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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