Picture Wall Comes Alive
Type
magazine article
Year
2019

The Picture Wall is one of the principal features of the Lahore Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is 1,510 feet long with an average height of 50 feet and forms the northwestern façade of the Lahore Fort. The wall is exquisitely decorated with imagery of hunting, battle scenes, angels and demons, human figures, animals, birds, as well as geometric and floral patterns. It is mainly responsible for the Lahore Fort’s World Heritage status. 

The conservation of the Picture Wall was initiated by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), and its country affiliate, the Aga Khan Cultural Service-Pakistan (AKCS-P). A 11m wide and 17m high segment of the western part of the wall was selected for the prototype conservation.


Source: From the article
Citation
Ali, Wajahat and Zeina Naseer Butt. “Picture Wall Comes Alive" in Architecture Design Art (Issue 47, Volume XII), Maria Aslam, editor. Karachi: Architecture Design Art, 2018, pp. 56-63.
Associated Sites
Authorities
Copyright
Architecture Design Art
Country
Pakistan
Language
English
Dimensions
7 pages
Building Usages
fort
military
Materials
mosaic
mosaic faience
fresco
plaster
Keywords
restoration and conservation