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Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Ashmolean − Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Room 33 | Mughal India 1500-1900 gallery

Discover the paintings and decorative arts of the Mughal period - the most powerful and lasting of the Islamic dynasties in India.

Mughal India gallery

Metalwork

Metalwork, in a wide variety of materials and techniques, was one of the major decorative arts of Mughal India. Initially it followed earlier Islamic models in its forms and ornament, but later more organic and sculptural Indian shapes and decorative schemes became established. Items of daily use in noble or wealthy households, such as water-vessels, hookahs or boxes for pan (betel leaf), became superb works of craftsmanship, sometimes richly inlaid in silver and other metals.

Bidri pandan (EA1993.392) Bidri pandan (EA1993.392)   Brass pandan (EA1993.393) Brass pandan (EA1993.393)   Bidri hookah base (EA1993.14) Bidri hookah base (EA1993.14)
Brass ewer with dragon heads (EA1976.43) Brass ewer with dragon heads (EA1976.43)   Inscribed stem cup (EA1972.41) Inscribed stem cup (EA1972.41)
Calligraphic dragon head (EA1994.45) Calligraphic dragon head (EA1994.45)   Oval bezel amulet from a bracelet, inscribed with the Throne verse (EA2009.5) Oval bezel amulet from a bracelet, inscribed with the Throne verse (EA2009.5)   Brass chambu (EAX.2103) Brass chambu (EAX.2103)
Dragon-headed flint-striker (EA1997.18) Dragon-headed flint-striker (EA1997.18)   Dragon-headed flint-striker (EA2007.243) Dragon-headed flint-striker (EA2007.243)   Peacock-headed flint-striker (EA2007.244) Peacock-headed flint-striker (EA2007.244)
Flint-striker with elephant and makara, or aquatic monster (EA2007.245) Flint-striker with elephant and makara, or aquatic monster (EA2007.245)   Wall-bracket with camel head (EA2007.242) Wall-bracket with camel head (EA2007.242)
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