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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

Wood, ivory and mother-of-pearl

Luxury furniture, European in type but Indian in style and materials, was produced from the sixteenth century onwards. Smaller portable items such as fall front cabinets and caskets, based initially on Portuguese models, were especially popular. Gujarat and Sind in Western India became major export centres for luxury furniture overlaid with iridescent mother-of-pearl pieces, an important local handicraft.

Mother-of-pearl lobed bowl (EA1998.1) Mother-of-pearl lobed bowl (EA1998.1)   Casket with sloping lid (EA1998.2) Casket with sloping lid (EA1998.2)   Casket with geometric and foliate decoration (EA1980.146) Casket with geometric and foliate decoration (EA1980.146)   Powder horn (EA1981.39) Powder horn (EA1981.39)
Pieces for the game of chaupar (EA1967.202) Pieces for the game of chaupar (EA1967.202)   Writing cabinet decorated with hunting scenes (EA1978.129) Writing cabinet decorated with hunting scenes (EA1978.129)   Ivory cabinet (EA1976.6) Ivory cabinet (EA1976.6)   Jade mirror-back (EAX.2327) Jade mirror-back (EAX.2327)
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