Jewelry Exhibition at le Grand Palais

DES GRANDS MOGHOLS AUX MAHARAJAHS, Grand Palais, Paris, exposition, exhibitions, France, Bijoux, jewelry, 29 Mars 2017 - 05 Juin 2017

The exhibition From the Great Mughals to the Maharajas: Jewels from the Al Thani collection allows visitors to immerse themselves in the jewellery traditions of the Indian subcontinent, from the Mughal period to the modern day, installed within an evocative and ethereal setting. The evolution of gem-setting and jewellery will be shown through over two hundred and fifty exceptional pieces from the Al Thani Collection, together with major works on loan from prestigious institutions and private collections. Famous historic Indian diamonds, spectacular precious objects and legendary pieces of jewellery will be brought together to represent the evolution of taste and technique in India’s jewelled arts over five centuries. The exhibition also presents the major developments in Indian jewellery traditions, from the peak of XVIIth century Mughal imperial patronage through years of political chaos and colonisation from the XVIIIth century onwards, to the age of the Durbar, great ceremonies that provided Indian sovereigns with a new setting in which to show off their jewels during the time of the British Raj.

Exhibition organisez by Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais with the collaboration of musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet
(Text and documents are from the web page of the exhibition, http://www.grandpalais.fr/)

 

Des Grands Moghols aux Maharajahs présente plus de 270 pièces extraordinaires, issues de la collection Al Thani, racontent l’histoire de la joaillerie indienne, de la période moghole à nos jours.
L’exposition réunit des pièces historiques inestimables, exceptionnellement présentées en France : diamants, gemmes de renom, joyaux spectaculaires et objets précieux mais également des oeuvres et pièces inédites provenant de collections de maharajahs et d’institutions prestigieuses.
Ils sont les témoins de cinq siècles d’histoire indienne, marquée par une richesse culturelle unique au monde.

Exposition organisée par la Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais avec la collaboration du musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet
(Texte et documents proviennent de la page internet de l'exposition, http://www.grandpalais.fr)

Le vocabulaire des bijoux :
http://www.grandpalais.fr/fr/article/les-mots-de-lexpo-joyaux


JEWELS: EXHIBITION TRAILER
FROM THE MUGHAL EMPIRE TO INDEPENDENCE, PASSING BY THE FRENCH AND BRITISH COLONIAL ERA, ENJOY A FAIRYTALE FANTASY AND HISTORICAL JOURNEY WITH THE EXHIBITION AT THE GRAND PALAIS.

Crowns, jewels, pieces of art, weapons, crockery, mirrors… Priceless pieces that highlight the extraordinary story of the jewelry tradition between India and the West.
Couronnes, bijoux, objets d’art, armes, vaisselles, miroirs... Autant de pièces inestimables qui témoignent de l’histoire extraordinaire de la tradition joaillière entre l’Inde et l’Occident.