Emperors & Jewels: Treasures of the Indian Courts from the Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait

  • through January 27, 2019
  • Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
Whether they are gem-studded rings and cups, intricately carved dagger hilts and trays, or any of the many other glittering artworks on display, all the objects in this exhibition reflect the opulence of life at the courts of the Mughals and their contemporaries. As great patrons of the jeweled arts, which blended Central Asian, Persian and Indian traditions, the Mughals contributed to a flowering of creativity and craftsmanship in India from the 16th to 19th centuries. Paintings from the Aga Khan Museum's collection, showing receptions and gardens, hunts and battles are displayed both as original miniatures and as spectacular enlargements, setting the scene for the jeweled artworks and revealing how deeply passionate were Mughal princes about art and beauty.
Courtesy of Aga Khan Museum
"The Ruby Stone," by Adrian Armstrong

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