Although few examples of royal Mughal jewelled and enamelled work survive, the Khalili Collection contains some outstanding vessels from 17th and early 18th century royal Mughal workshops. These are presented in this volume, alongside a wide range of personal jewellery.
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Unfortunately, despite literary and pictorial evidence that the Mughals possessed and wore large numbers of priceless jewels, very little has survived today. Despite a few recent exhibitions and publications, the subject is still very largely unexplored and the publication of the substantial holdings in the Nasser D. Khalili Collection is therefore an event of some significance. The detailed catalogue entries are accompanied by several essays exploring various aspects of Mughal precious objects and the materials they used.About the Author:
Robert Skelton, former Keeper, Indian Department, Victoria and Albert Museum.
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