The New Guide to Delhi

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G.A. Savielle, 1866 - 142 Seiten
 

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Seite 4 - ... the whole circuit being only one furlong less than four miles. The fort stands on a rocky height, and is built of massive blocks of stone, so large and heavy that they must have been quarried on the spot. The largest stone which I observed measured...
Seite 76 - ... gold supported by twelve pillars, all richly emblazoned with costly gems, and a fringe of pearls ornamented the borders of the canopy. Between the two peacocks stood the figure of a parrot of the ordinary size, said to have been carved out of a single emerald. On either side of the throne stood an umbrella, one of the Oriental emblems of royalty. They were formed of crimson velvet, richly embroidered and fringed with pearls. The handles were eight feet high, of solid gold and studded with diamonds.
Seite 76 - The throne itself was six feet long by four feet broad ; it stood on six massive feet, which, with the body, were of solid gold, inlaid with rubies, emeralds, and diamonds. It was surmounted by a canopy of gold, supported by twelve pillars, all richly emblazoned with costly gems, and a fringe of pearls ornamented the borders of the canopy. Between the two peacocks stood the figure of a parrot of the ordinary size, said to have been carved out of a single emerald.
Seite 76 - Majesty used the famous peacock throne. " so called from its having the figures of two peacocks standing behind it, their tails being expanded and the whole so inlaid with sapphires, rubies, emeralds, pearls and other precious stones of appropriate colours, as to represent life.
Seite 103 - exterior form of the main body of the tomb is a square with the corners cut off, or an octagon with four long and four short faces, and each of the short faces forms one side of the four octagonal corner towers. The dome is built entirely of white marble, the rest of the building being of red sandstone with inlaid ornaments of white marble. In this tomb we first see towers attached to the four angles of the main building.
Seite 75 - Frenchman by birth, . . . who, after defrauding several of the Princes of Europe, by means of false gems, which he fabricated with peculiar skill, sought refuge in the Great Mogol's court, where he made his fortune.
Seite 90 - Golden Pillar " is a single shaft of pale pinkish sandstone, 42 feet 7 inches in length, of which the upper portion, 35 feet in length, has received a very high polish, while the remainder is left quite rough.
Seite 76 - In this hall was the famous Peacock Throne, so " called from its having the figures of two peacocks " standing behind it, their tails being expanded, and " the whole so inlaid with sapphires, rubies, emeralds, " pearls and other precious stones of appropriate colours " as to represent life. The throne itself was six feet
Seite 84 - North-west and East are protected by a deep ditch, " and the long face to the South by a large sheet of water, " which is held up by an embankment at the South-east cor
Seite 85 - Masjid and the Birij Mandir. The upper part of the fort is full of ruined houses, but the lower part appears as if it had never been fully inhabited.

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