A gold broche/pendant set with a miniature painting (company school) on ivory depicting Humayons Temple in Dehli.

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Sultan Humayun was the second ruler during the Mughal empire. Humayun’s Tomb was ordered to build by his widow Hamida Banu Begum in 1565 and completed around 1572. The building has several jālī screens. Even multiple frames with different patterns of jālī in one screen.

This building shows typical elements of the Mughal mausolea, which were interpreted for the first time in this size for a tombe. The placement of the mausoleum in a square walled garden, the remarkable symmetry of the building and garden, the use of red sand stone and white marble as building material. None of these elements were new to the architectural traditions in India and Central Asia, but the combination in one complex was an innovation of the Mughal. All later tomb monuments, including the Taj Mahal, are built after the example of this one.