Shish Mahal

place and palace

Aged 390

Commemorated on 1 plaque

Shish Mahal Shish Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) was built by Asif Khan the then Governor of Lahore for Emperor Shah Jahan in 1631-32 AD. It is a most decorated place in the fort, embelished with mirror work, stucco tracery, guild work pietra dura work and fret work in marble etc. Palace consists of a spacious lofty hall with several rooms behind and on either sides and a vast courtyard in front. Naulakha pavilion, famous for its minute and delicate pietra dura work lies in the north west corner of the courtyard. The semiprecious stones used in the pietra dura work include agate, jade, lapis lazuli. Variety of varigated marbles i.e. sang-e-badal, sang-e-abri, sang-e-musa, sang-e-khattu are used in flooring

Shahi Qilla, Lahore, Pakistan where it sited