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A three arch balcony panel

18th century


Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Bikaner Rajasthan India
    18th century
    Media category
    Architectural element
    Materials used
    pink sandstone
    240.0 x 380.0 x 15.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 1998
    Not on display
    Accession number

    Reproduction requests

  • About

    An architectural piece such as this one may have originated from a fort, palace or royal apartments. This three arch balcony panel is surrounded by a border of floral motifs. The arches are symmetrically designed with a central floral motif and floral medallion to either side of each arch. The scalloped arches are decorated with the twisted pattern of a vine or creeper and decorated with a leaf motif. This style of architecture was used for balconies and pavilions, from which courtyard gardens or terraces could be viewed. It also allowed cooling breezes into the living quarters of apartments.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 1998

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications