The throne of the great mogul in dresden: The ultimate artwork of the baroque

Dror Wahrman*

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Abstract

The Throne of the Great Mogul (1701-8) is a unique work of European decorative art: an intricate miniature of the court of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb depicted during the emperor's birthday celebrations. It was created by the jeweler Johann Melchior Dinglinger in Dresden and purchased by the Saxon prince Augustus the Strong for an enormous sum. Constructed like a theatrical set made of gold, silver, thousands of gemstones, and amazing enamel work, it consists of 164 pieces that together tell a detailed story.

Original languageAmerican English
PublisherYale University Press
Number of pages305
ISBN (Print)9780300251937
StatePublished - 25 Apr 2023

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