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Treasures of a Desert Kingdom: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur at ROM


Gujarat, Palanquin (Mahadol), c. 1700–1730, gilded wood, glass, copper, and ferrous alloy, Mehrangarh Museum Trust. Neil Greentree, photographer.

Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
When: March 9 – September 2, 2019
Cost: Adult $32, Child (4-14) $21, Senior (65+) $28, Student (with valid student card) $27.50, Youth (15-19) $27.50, Infant (0-3) Free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/tickets-hours

Details: Explore the spectacular royal arts of one of India’s greatest former kingdoms, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Alluring jewellery, lavish tents and canopies, vibrant paintings, and opulent decorative arts tell stories of kingship, strategic alliances, the role of women and life at court. Amassed over the course of nearly four centuries, these treasures reflect the history and artistic legacy of the Rathore dynasty, one of the longest continuous royal lineages in the world, that ruled this desert kingdom until India’s independence in 1947.

Treasures of a Desert Kingdom features masterpieces drawn from the collection of the former royal family, most of which are on display outside their palace setting for the very first time. While the stunning objects highlight India’s multifaceted past, they reveal a lasting cosmopolitan culture that was sustained by a delicate balance between local and external influences, and tradition and modernity.

More Info: www.rom.on.ca