marble carvings of the Taj Mahal, Agra

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Taj Mahal

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  • Exterior lower wall Vegetative motifs (flowers)
    Exterior lower wall Vegetative motifs...
    by RAJASTHANBYCAR
  • Interior lower wall Vegetative motifs
    Interior lower wall Vegetative motifs
    by RAJASTHANBYCAR
  • Interior lower wall Vegetative motifs Estern side
    Interior lower wall Vegetative motifs...
    by RAJASTHANBYCAR
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    ..........AND AGAIN

    by BerniShand Written Nov 20, 2003

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    I tried to take a picture that would show the detailed inlay work, semi precious stones were inset into the marble.
    We were able to recognise malachite, lapis lazuli, cornelian, turquoise, topaz and onyx at the very least

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    Taj Mahal Details

    by nepalgoods Updated Aug 29, 2003

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    Detail of the marble wall

    Taj Mahal is such a beautiful building, it just takes your breath and you cannot say a word!

    This flowers are marble inlaid with semi-precious stones. Agra is famous for this art. Today this beautiful art suffers from the pollution. But I have heard, that now factories are not allowed near the Taj Mahal. They are working hard to reduce the air pollution.

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    Pietra Dura

    by ukirsari Updated Nov 4, 2004
    Pietra Dura of Taj Mahal (c) ukirsari

    floral designs on a white marble in the main tomb of Taj Mahal weren't painted. but using inlaid marble so called pietra dura. carved piece by piece then put colorful stones like small jewels inside.

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    Calligraphic panels of holy Qur'an

    by ukirsari Updated Nov 4, 2004

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    Calligraphic panels of Taj Mahal (c) ukirsari

    so peaceful and amazing to read several arabic words in the entrance of the main tomb of Taj Mahal. Allahu Akbar :)

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    Taj Mahal ~ Caligraphy

    by Audrey118 Written Mar 23, 2004

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    Look at the consistency of the arabic writing...such a great view...everything similar size running up and across the doorway

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    AND AGAIN......

    by BerniShand Written Nov 20, 2003

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    Look at the wonderful carvings of the marble on the lattice screens and doors, the workmanship is amazing, and the perfect symmetry of the building is astonishing

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