Blind arches are blind openings that are arched. A blind opening is a "framed element like a window applied to a wall but lacking an opening."1
At Humayun's Garden Tomb, blind arches can be found on the hammam's facades and plinth, all of the Barber's Tomb's facades, and on Humayun's Tomb's facades. The white marble blind arches articulate a bold visual rhythm across the red sandstone facades.
1. Marian Moffett, Michael Fazio, and Lawrence Wodehouse, Buildings Across Time: An Introduction to World Architecture (London: Lawrence King Publishing Ltd,2004), 568.
Hillenbrand, Robert. "Aspects of Timurid Architecture in Central Asia." In Utrecht Papers on Central Asia: Proceedings of the First European Seminar of Central Asian Studies Held at Utrecht, 16-18 December 1985, edited by H. Boeschoten and M. Van Damme, 255-86. Utrect: Institute of Oriental Languages, University of Utrecht, 1987.