Discover the paintings and decorative arts of the Mughal period - the most powerful and lasting of the Islamic dynasties in India.
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.
Objects may have since been removed or replaced from a gallery. Click into an individual object record to confirm whether or not an object is currently on display. Our object location data is usually updated on a monthly basis, so contact the Jameel Study Centre if you are planning to visit the museum to see a particular Eastern Art object.