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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.

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A Sign of Favour: Sword and Scabbard

Sword and scabbard. Indore, c 1800 Steel, gold, diamonds, emeralds and rubies. Victoria and Albert Museum

  • Maharajas gave bejewelled weapons and jewels to their favourite members of the royal court. How do you demonstrate who your friends are?

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