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Gems and Jewels of Mughal India 9780197276167

Gems and Jewels of Mughal India

ISBN-10: 0197276164
ISBN-13: 9780197276167
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PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
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Product Description: The Nasser D. Khalili Collection contains a magnificent group of jewellery, goldsmith's work, and hardstone carvings produced in Mughal India. This part of the Collection covers the period from the golden age of Mughal power in the seventeenth century to the nineteenth century when Queen Victoria succeeded the last Mughal emperor as ruler of India, and includes jewels owned by the Emperors themselves, luxury objects made for their courtiers and works in the Mughal taste commissioned by the Hindu nobility. It also contains fine South Indian jewellery and precious stones created outside the Mughal cultural orbit. This catalogue, which is by the leading specialist in the fields of Indian decorative arts and painting, and a pioneer authority on Mughal jade, presents the largest corpus of Indian jewellery and precious objects to be published in the twentieth century and places them in their Mughal social context. It is part of the lavishly illustrated 26-volume series which will make the entire Collection available to a wider public.

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