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An interesting manuscript of Chehel Majlis dated to 1612 A.D. bearing the signature of Emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658 A.D.) under the Royal Mughal Seal dated 4th February 1628 and many others are displayed in this gallery. Important Royal farmans and documents, two paintings of Taj Mahal by British artist Daniel sketched in the year 1795 A.D. are put on display.
An interesting order of General Perron of the period of Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II recording the details of the auction of fruits in the garden of the mausoleum of Tajganj is also displayed.
The Royal Farmans of Shah Jahan about registering a grant of land in various villages and confirming a grant of hereditary land to Shaikh Hatim is also put on show in the gallery.
Photocopies of Shah Jahan’s Farmans dated A.H. 1042 (August A.D. 1632) addressed to Raja Jai Singh of Jaipur (Rajasthan) to ensure regular supply of the Makrana marble etc. (Makrana Tehsil, District Naguar, State Rajasthan) required in the construction of the imperial building,Taj Mahal are also exhibited in the gallery and a world map showing the places from where various type of stones were imported for inlay work of Taj Mahal along with specimens of these semi precious stones are also on display.
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Gallery 1

Calligraphic art, specimens of some famous calligraphers of the period like Mirza Muhammad Suleman (son of Dara Shikoh) and Muhammad Shah Shuja (second son of Shah Jahan), Abdur Rashid Dailami, Muhammed Hussein Al Katib and Mulraj are on display.
Some jade and porcelain objects like Quran stand carved of Jade, a beautiful ornamented spouted vase (lota) carved of Jade, mirror mounted on stone, bowl and dishes of Celadon ware which may splits into pieces or changes colour when comes in contact of poisonous food, swords, daggers etc. are also on display in this gallery.to add your own text

Gallery 2

The portrait of Emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658 A.D.) and his most favourite wife Empress Mumtaz Mahal both on ivory encased in ornamental wooden frame are displayed in this gallery. Another painting from the famous Persian epic Shah Nama of Firdausi, and few of the miniature paintings of Emperor Jahangir, Shah Jahan and other royal family members are also exhibited in this gallery.

Gallery 3

Plans and colour drawings showing the salient features of the architecture of Taj Mahal are displayed in this gallery. The most worthwhile is a site plan, front elevation of the tomb and other details are recorded in this site plan. Replicas of few gold and silver coins minted in Akbarabad (Agra) Commemorative gold coin issued in honour of Taj Mahal by UNESCO in Collaboration with Paris Mint in 2010 on display in the Museum.

Calligraphy

Specimen of Calligraphy in Taj Museum

One of the galleries of the Museum is dedicated mainly to those calligrapher, artist and penholder who have created such an excellent art of calligraphy of Shah Jahan’s time. Even, calligraphic specimens of the reign of Akbar and Jahangir are also display in the museum. Now these specimens of calligraphy of the Mughal period are put on show for the public.