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January 2016
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"Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection" at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Pendant brooch set with diamonds and rubies By Bhagat, Mumbai, India © The Al Thani Collection © Servette Overseas Limited, 2014. Photograph: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

First known example of jade on which are engraved the names of the Mughal emperors, gold tiger head from the the Sultan of Mysore's throne, dazzling brooch inspired by the "Ballets Russes" of Diaghilev ...

The treasures from the Al Thani collection are among the most beautiful jewels of the world . Through a hundred spectacular pieces from a private collection, the exhibition evokes the royal treasures of India, particularly those from the seventeenth century Mughal emperors and court objects. A time travel that allows to see the major influence that had India on the pieces produced by the major European houses in the early twentieth century until today.
Until the 28th of March 28. B.D www.vam.ac.uk

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