MughalArch.Com

The Emperor Humayun's Garden Tomb

Wall Mosque

The Tree Platform

Imagery containing a combination of a tree and a platform is prsent in Mughal paintings. The tree platform at Humayun's Garden Tomb is the central point of interest in the northeastern quadrant of the garden, next to Nizam al-Din's chilla khana. This octagonal masonry platform is built around a tree at the center of an eight-tank water channel circuit. This water channel circuit is a small scale repetition of the water channel circuit that connects the the four octagon and four rectangular pools around the tomb. One of these tanks empties into a large chadar before disappearing into a final tank. Viewing the tree platform from the South reveals what could be the setting for a Mughal painting.


Illustrations

Click on the images to display them in full size.

Additional Information

A formal bibliography is posted on the outline page.
Garden Plan The Hammam Hammam Well Nizamuddin West Gate Grave Platform Baradari NE Well SE Well Wall Wall Wall Wall Wall Wall Wall Home SW Well Tomb Plan Tomb Fountain Fountain Fountain Chadars Tanks and Channels Water Water Water Water Chadars Chadars Tanks and Channels Chadars Chadars Tanks and Channels Tanks and Channels Tanks and Channels Tanks and Channels Water Tanks and Channels Water Water Water Water Water Water Water Water Water Water Water Water Water Water Chadars Chadars Wall Mosque Barber's Tomb Nila Gumbad Wall South Gate Fountain South Gate Chadars Tree Platform