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Historical Mughal Jewellery and Objets d’Art from a Private Collection

Griffe indischer Zierschwerter, 17. Jh., Privatsammlung
Architecture, literature and painting, as well as jewellery, experienced a heyday during the Indian Mughal Empire. Mughal jewellery from the 16th to 18th centuries in particular stands out for its excellent quality in terms of design and craftsmanship. Although made of precious gold and embellished with gemstones, it does not look overly ornate but testifies to a well-developed sense of aesthetics and refinement, and is clearly distinct from 19th-century Maharaja jewellery. The exhibition will be featuring superlative examples of the goldsmith’s and the hardstone carver’s art during this culturally important epoch in India’s history. The majority of the exhibits will be from a private collection that has never been revealed to the public before. But there will also be a few outstanding pieces of Mughal jewellery on loan from international museums.
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Museum details

Jahnstraße 42
(im Reuchlinhaus)
+49 7231 39 21 26
Opening hours

48.88579, 8.69713