An image of A three arch balcony panel

Unknown Artist

A three arch balcony panel

Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Place of origin
Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
Year
18th century
Media
Architectural element
Medium
pink sandstone
Dimensions
240.0 x 380.0 x 15.0 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 1998
Accession number
222.1998