LYRICALLY DESCRIBED As a 'jewel box inmarble", the small, yet elegant gardentomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, the "LordTreasurer" of the Mughal empire, was builtover a period of six years from 1622 by hisdaughter Bur Japan , Jahaugie's favourite wife.This tomb is a brilliant combinationof white marble, coloured mosaic,stone inlay and lattice work. Stylistically, too, this is the most innovative 17th-century Mughal building and marks the transition from the robust. red sandstone architecture of Akbar to the sensuous refinement of Shah Jahan's Tam Mahal.
The replica tombs of Itimad-ud-Daulab¬ and his wife are placed in the marble screened upper pavilion.
Panels of geometric design created by inlaid coloured stones decorate the dodo
leval of the tomb.
Perforated marble. creenswith complex ornamentalpatterns are carved out ofa single slab of marble.