The AGO's Maharaja Online

Official teachers' resource for the Art Gallery of Ontario's Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts exhibition, which is up until April 3, 2011. Learn about some of the artifacts in the exhibition, and engage in a dialogue relating ancient artworks to contemporary life. Maharaja Resource
Maharaja Online Tumblr
How do I use this?
Object Directory Maharaja
AGO's Art of the Day

 Ask   RSS

Turban Ornament: the Bling of Maharajas

Sarpech (turban ornament). Probably Murshidabad, mid-18th century. Gold, rubies, emeralds, diamonds, a sapphire and a pearl. Victoria and Albert Museum

  • Sarpeches or turban ornaments were the ‘bling’ of their time. What is the bling of our time? How do you feel about these symbols of wealth and power?

Click here to learn more about this work of art.

How is this artifact relevant in today’s world?

  1. maharajaonline posted this