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By Manuel Keene

Jewellery as an artwork shape in Mughal India has most likely by no means been passed by means of the other civilization within the heritage of the realm. This full-colour presentation of its fabulously various achievements, with over three hundred specially-taken pictures (the nice majority representation gadgets by no means formerly published), accompanies the key overseas exhibition of an identical name. The items variety from earrings, necklaces and different physique embellishes to astonishingly targeted jewelled paintings on items as diversified as containers, flasks, bowls and daggers. they're offered and analysed the following in subject matters that come with inventive kinds in stone settings, precious-metal inlay in hardstones, reduction ornament in hammered metals, engraved gold-backed jewels, stones set on a gold floral flooring, enamelling, gold-embellished metal, 3-dimensional expressions, reduction carved decoration, carved set gemstones, the types of gemstone types, and inscribed royal stones, concluding with a variety of rather exuberant items that mix to create an explosion of jewelled beauty of incomparable splendour. the result's a visible banquet of virtually unimaginable richness, accrued jointly during this booklet for the 1st time.

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