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The door of the upper floor is integrated into the transition zone of the half-vault,
formed of arches from which the network or qalib kari of the vault is developed.
The qalib kari is here removed from its plaster origins and rendered in marble ...
They are integrated into the transition zone of the dome: the ring marking its base
rests on the apex of their arches, and the pendentives that descend between
them are faced with qalib kari. The ring is formed of small muqarnas 231 The
The Mughals called this parchin kari. pishtaq (pishtaq) High portal, associated
with the iwan (q.v.). In its developed Mughal form it consists of a monumental
arched niche (usually covered by a half-dome) enclosed by a rectangular frame [
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The complete Taj Mahal: and the riverfront gardens of AgraUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Although the Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world, until now there has been no full examination of its architecture in book form. Art historian Koch-the first Western scholar ... Read full review
Mughal Agra a riverfront garden city
The riverfront garden city
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