Not currently on display at the V&A

Model of a jali window screen in Ahmadabad mosque

Architectural Model
ca. 1800-1855 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Carved sandalwood
Brief Description
Four models of jalis or perforated window screens in Ahmadabad
Dimensions
  • Height: 9.8cm
  • Width: 5cm
  • Depth: 1cm
Object history
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'
Summary
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.
Associated Objects
Other Number
4281 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession Number
01130:2/(IS)

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record createdFebruary 7, 2003
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