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The Emperor Humayun's Garden Tomb

Finial

Finial

A finial is the "crowning decoration of a dome." 1 Humayun's Tomb's dome's finial's 18-foot tall gilded form is made of brass around a wooden core.2 Its design is comprised of stacked disc shapes alternated with pot shapes underneath a shahada inscription.


1. Margaret S. Graves and BenoƮt JunodAga, eds., Architecture in Islamic Arts: Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum (Geneva: Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011), 350.

2. "Finial Documentation," Nizamuddin Renewal, accessed May 1, 2020.

Illustrations

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Humayun's Tomb's Finial
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Humayun's Tomb's Finial on Top of The Dome
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The Shahada Inscription at the Top of the Finial
Roof