Art and Antiques

Bejeweled Miniature Taj Mahal featuring 420kgs of precious metal is worth $18.3 million

Andrea Divirgilio / November 7, 2012

Classic symbol of abounding love; the exquisite and timeless white marble mausoleum Taj Mahal ‘Crown of Palaces’ renowned for its architectural beauty, has always been the source of inspiration for the design and architectural world ever since it was got built by grieving Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. After the Belgian design firm Studio Job impressed the design world with its upside down Taj Mahal table, and a company Link Global Ltd plans to realize a wondrous and luxurious concept of building the ostentatious $1 billion Taj Mahal replica ‘Taj Arabia’ in Dubai, one of the Taj Mahal obsessed jeweler Syed Hanif is now all set to create $18.3 million, 3.5 ft high mini-replica of Taj Mahal, featuring 420kgs of precious metals and 8 diamonds.

The replica of the Taj Mahal

Features 420kg of precious metals and eight diamonds

Capturing the splendor of Shah Jahan’s immaculate tribute to love, this intricate model which will feature 20 kg of gold, 400 kg of silver and a total of 8 diamonds, is now being developed by 35 skilled craftsmen commissioned by Mr. Syed Hanif in Bhopal, India.

Estimated to be worth £11.5million

From the splendid and legendary golden dome to the Arabic calligraphy meticulously inscribed on the doors, this $18.3 million Taj Mahal miniature when completed will be simply superb.

Recognised as the 'jewel' of Muslim art in India

Bejeweled Miniature Taj Mahal featuring 420kgs of precious metal

Further, it will boast 32 doors; all cast in gold, and an Islamic scholar was commissioned to ensure that the Koran passages decorating the original Taj are reproduced exactly.

Bejeweled Miniature Taj Mahal isworth £11.5million

Via: DailyMail

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