Mehrangarh Fort stands a hundred feet in splendor on a perpendicular cliff, four hundred feet above the sky line of Jodhpur. Burnished red sand stone, imposing, invincible and yet with a strange haunting beauty that beckons . Much has been written about the Citadel of the Sun, for truly, it is one of the most impressive in all Rajasthan. So colossal are its proportions that Rudyard Kipling called it “ the work of giants”. Today, it is acknowledged as one of the best preserved fort in India.

Princely courts avidly consumed rare, foreign-made commodities from outside their state boundaries such as this Chinese box decorated with silver filigree panels and blue enamel work. Filigree is a delicate kind of jewelry metal work that involves soldering together small pieces of twisted or flattened wire to create a perforated mesh that has a light weight appearance. This box was made in Canton, a coastal city close to Hong Kong with maritime connections to India via the Silk Road.

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Filigree Box
Late 18th Century
Guangzhou/Canton, China

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We welcome you to visit Mehrangarh effective July 8th 2021, each of us plays an important role in our safety with social distancing, face masks, additional safety, and hygiene protocols in place.

Before you arrive please be informed of the following:

Important Safety Guidelines

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  • Visitors showing signs of illness at any time will be asked to return at a later date.
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  • Enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the day; hand-sanitizer units stationed throughout the buildings.

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