Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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miniature of Taj Mahal
  • India
  • miniature of Taj Mahal, late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: India
  • stone, paint, metal, carving, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 x 12.5 x 12.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 5/16 x 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 in
  • Gift of Dr. Curt Von Wedel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0247

This is a miniature of the Taj Mahal in white stone with painted detail and metal elements.The base is broken away from the building, and the four towers on the base are also broken off. Two feet are broken off the base, and one of the broken feet is missing. Four small towers are broken off of the building, and the metal decorative element is broken off the top of the dome.

There is a rough hole in the base.