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Motee Musjid - Pearl Mosque, Red Fort, Delhi

Motee Musjid - Pearl Mosque, Red Fort, Delhi by Company School

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Built between 1659 and 1660 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb

(1618- 1707) for his second wife Nawab Bai, the Moti Masjid (Pearl

Mosque) is located inside the Red Fort complex in Delhi, India.

Completely covered in white marble and surmounted by three

domes covered in gilded copper, the mosque shone like a pearl

in daylight, conveying both the divine spirit and Aurangzeb’s

magnificence.

Title
Motee Musjid - Pearl Mosque, Red Fort, Delhi
Artist/creator
Production date
mid 19th century
Medium
watercolour
Dimensions
193 x 274 mm
Inscription
title, 'Motee Musjid', as above( LC)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Paul R C Potter, 1970
Accession no
1970/31/5
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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