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'Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection' at The Met

'Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection' at The Met

New York welcomes gems from the East


Image: The Al-Thani Collection. © Servette Overseas Limited 2013

Qatar's royal family enjoy an incredibly vast wealth, and now, the House of Thani is inviting the public to share in some of its visual beauty, at a new exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

A location well known for its iconic art and fashion output, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is featuring Friday Focus talks by Dr Amin Jaffer, International Director of Asian Art at Christie's and Michael Spink, independent scholar for the Met, to compliment an exciting new exhibit, hailing from the Middle East.

Some 60 different jewelled objects from the private collection formed by the late Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani is now on show until January, providing a glimpse into the evolving styles of the jewelled arts in India from the Mughal period until the present day (with emphasis on later exchanges with the West).

Items that date back to circa 1790 made of rich gold, inlaid with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds make up the most part of The Al-Thani Collection, which you can further explore for yourself below, now, should you not be able to make the exhibit in person:

Learn more at www.metmuseum.org.

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