Lahore Fort Complex: Shish Mahal
Lahore, Pakistan
A pavilion within the Shah Burj of Shahi Qila (Lahore Fort Complex), Shah Jahan built the Shish Mahal for his empress. A highly ornate chamber, the central portion of the façade is composed of five cusped marble arches supported by coupled columns in marble on bases inlaid with precious stones. The interior is decorated in ayina kari-style glass mosaic.

(Sharon C. Smith, 6 November 2014)
Location
Lahore Fort, Lahore, Pakistan
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Associated Names
Part of Site
Associated Collections
Events
1631-32/1041 AH
Style Periods
Mughal
1526-1858
Variant Names
Lahore Fort Complex: Shish Mahal
Shish Mahal
Variant
Shah Burj
Alternate
Sheesh Mahal
Variant
Shish Mahall
Variant
Building Usages
garden pavilion
palatial
Materials/Techniques
mosaic glass
semiprecious stones
gilt paint
gilding
marble
Keywords
pavilions