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Architectural model - Model of a jali window screen in Ahmadabad mosque
  • Model of a jali window screen in Ahmadabad mosque
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Model of a jali window screen in Ahmadabad mosque

  • Object:

    Architectural model

  • Place of origin:

    Ahmadabad (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800-1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved sandalwood

  • Museum number:

    01130:2/(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is one of four models of pierced window screens or jalis. Each model (Museum nos. 01130:1 to 4/(IS)) has carving on a tiny scale of a different pattern of tracery panels. They belong to a set of that transferred to the V&A from the former India Museum in 1879. These models show details of mosque architecture in Ahmadabad, western India, where there are exquisite examples of stone tracery jalis from the 15th and 16th centuries. Jalis were set into the wall of a building and allowed cooling air to
circulate.

Place of Origin

Ahmadabad (made)

Date

ca. 1800-1855 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved sandalwood

Dimensions

Height: 9.8 cm, Width: 5 cm, Depth: 1 cm

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Room 8. Wall Case 30.] '01,130. SLIDING SHUTTERS. Small, four, perforated sandalwood; Ahmedabad. 4,281'

Descriptive line

Four models of jalis or perforated window screens in Ahmadabad

Materials

Sandalwood

Techniques

Carved

Categories

Architecture; Islam; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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