Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Scales of Justice, Red Fort

On the itinerary of most visitors to Delhi is the Red Fort. One of its many buildings is the Khas Mahal, which contained the emperor's royal apartments with special rooms for private worship and for viewing. Inside its Robe Room is a wonderful marble jali screen window containing the scales of Justice. This motif is seen in many miniature paintings, made famous in Udaipur. Pigeons flew in and out through the broken portions of the jali emphasizing the delicate nature of the carving. It would be one of many beautifully carved windows on the trip that I'd admire.

Read more about the Red Fort on my previous trip to Delhi http://melissaenderle.blogspot.com/2009/04/red-fort-delhi.html

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