Monday Window: 23/1/17

At the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, some interesting contrasts between Victorian windows and the Mughal empire of India. Founded in 1852, the museum has a complex architectural history with piecemeal additions by various prominent architects of the time. 

In the South Asia collection, Room 41,  jewellery, textiles, furniture, arms and armour, metalwork and paintings of the Mughal and British periods (16th to 19th centuries) are displayed, together with the arts of the Rajput kingdoms of the north and the Muslim Sultanates of the Deccan.

Here are some window examples from the Mughal period.

Some of the magnificent windows, friezes and carvings from the inner courtyard.

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