SCALES OF JUSTICE SCREEN DURING MUGHAL EMPEROR HUMAYUN II 1857-1877
June 30, 1870
Architectural and Building
Humayun II 1857-1877
Facing page: Fig. 101: SCALES OF JUSTICE SCREEN, photograph by Joseph Beglar,
1870-80. From the Archaeological Survey of India collection. This beautiful jali is in the
Tasbih Khana facing the south side of the Diwan-i Khas and is placed over the Nahr-i
Bihisht which runs underneath it. The upper semi-circular panel depicts a crescent moon,
stars and the scales of justice, the latter used as a regal emblem. The lower section is
carved in an intricate floral and lattice work design. Here seated on an improvised throne
in front of the screen Bahadur Shah was declared emperor in 1837.
British Library, London, Photo 1003/(876)
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