DIWAN-I-KHAS FOR CRYSTAL THRONE PACKED FOR TRANSPORT

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June 30, 1858
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Humayun II 1857-1877

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Fig. 100: DIWAN-I KHAS WITH CRYSTAL THRONE PACKED FOR TRANSPORT,
photograph by Charles Moravia, 1858. The photograph comes from the album of
Edward Campbell, who was AlDC to the Governor General Lord Canning and was also
Prize Officer after the siege of Delhi. The crystal throne was placed in the centre of the
river façade of the Diwan-i Khas. It no doubt replaced the Peacock Throne after it had
been carted off to Persia by Nadir Shah in 1739, Earlier descriptions, including William
Francklin's and Thomas Twining's, both of whom saw it 1794, suggest that it was covered
with cushions with a canopy above supported by silver pillars, as in fig. 71. Emily Clive
Bayley records seeing the block of crystal 1848-50 on the
of cloth of gold used to be spread for the King to sit on' (Kaye 1980, pp. 205-06).
top of which luxurious cushions
Private collection, London.

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Mohmedd shareef

Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.

Mirza Firuz

This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???

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