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The Throne: A Fusion of Two Cultures

Throne. Hafiz Muhammad Multani. Lahore, c. 1820. Embossed sheets of gold on wood and resin. Victoria & Albert Museum.

  • This throne demonstrates an exchange between the royal cultures of India and Europe.  
  • How are you influenced by your own culture and the cultures around you?  Where do you draw the line between influence and appropriation of culture?

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