Khas Mahal, Agra: Overall view of the palace overlooking the gardens

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Description

Situated just north of the Jahangiri Mahal is the Shah Jahan-period Khas Mahal (“Private Palace”). On the east it overlooks the river and on the west the Anguri Bagh (a four-plot garden), with water channels, fountains and cascades. The main building, of pure white marble, was profusely painted with floral patterns, which are now faded. It is situated on a terrace flanked by red sandstone pavilions that were plastered white. Each of these has a curved cornice, derived from Indian, probably Bengali, prototypes.

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Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Khas Mahal [palace]

  • Agra Fort complex

Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Gardens

  • Architecture

  • Decorative arts

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Mughal

Place of Creation
  • Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

  • Agra

  • +27.178433+78.023370

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility and Access Public
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Architectural Lantern Slides of India (includes present-day Pakistan)

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