Pietra Dura

Agra  Uttar Pradesh India

Details of the external decorations of the tomb.

Islamic Art forbids the use of anthropomorphic forms; the decorative elements can be grouped into either calligraphy, abstract forms (geometric and herringbone patterns) or vegetative motifs. Pietra Dura surfaces have been inlaid with semi-precious stones in extremely delicate detail, forming twining vines, fruits and flowers. Transcripts of The Koran that run around all the doorways, makes the delicacy and the detail of all the decoration of this lovely place a true joy to behold.

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