Indian treasures collection to star in exhibition at V&A



2015-11-25 15:20:20

A phenomenal collection of treasures from across India will go on display at the V&A in London.

Titled Bejewelled Treasure: The Al Thani Collection, the show will include pieces from the era of the Mughal emperors in the 17th century – such as a set of gold tiger’s head finials from the throne of Tipu Sultan.

It will also include pieces from the Royal Collection, much of which dates to the Raj era.

Martin Roth director of the V&A, said: “This is a fascinating insight into a great private collection that includes extraordinary precious stones, both unmounted and set into jewels.

“The exquisite quality and craftsmanship of many fine pieces from and inspired by India complement the V&A’s own South Asian and jewellery collections. The exhibition is a spectacular element of the Museumwide India Festival this autumn.”

The exhibition will run from November 21 to March 28.

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