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Rock crystal and gold cup

Rock crystal and gold cup

Mughal dominions or Deccan Sultanates, late 16th to early 17th century. A cup carved from rock crystal and inlaid with gold, and set with rubies and emeralds.

This is part of the Emperors & Jewels exhibition: Treasures of the Indian Courts from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. On loan to the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

On Boxing Day (no, not when people punch each other after Christmas, but a British tradition of 26 December as a holiday), I met up with John FitzGerald (Ipernity) or John FitzGerald (flickr) to visit the Aga Khan Museum, which is dedicated to Islamic artifacts. Special thanks to John for alerting me about the Emperors & Jewels special exhibition.

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Photo taken @ Toronto on 26 December 2018 (© Can Pac Swire / Flickr)

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