Once upon a time in a land far, far away, on a massive plateau surrounded by mountains and water lived some of the greatest dynasties in Indian history. Highly cultured kingdoms spun and re-spun their rich artistic heritage to create remarkable art and cultural references to be lusted over centuries later.

Dazzling visitors at The Met Museum in New York from April 20, 2015 – July 26, 2015 with Indian, Persian, Portugese and Ethiopian influences, viewers indulge in expensive kalamkari tapestries, miniature marble paintings and a display of diamonds – some of the largest ever found – that originated in the great mines of the Deccan. Boastful and beautiful, this exhibition is not to be missed.

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Sultans of Deccan exhibit // The Met Museum (New York)

Photo credit: The Met Museum