The Baby Taj Boasts Delicate Marble Latticework

AGRA, India — Besides a multitude of inlay of precious stones throughout its vertical surfaces, the Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah — also known as the Baby Taj — also boasts plenty of carved marble latticework.

Similar to the railings at the Diwan-i-Khan at Agra Fort, repeating motifs change from one panel to another, with the prevalence of a six-pointed star throughout.

Elsewhere, modern-seeming geometric patterns with floral motifs replaced the star shapes, though I wondered whether I might find them if I looked long enough.

Designs in marble so forward-looking they look modern. At top, six-pointed stars dominate the pattern in another carved lattice. (Photos by Bruno J. Navarro)

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