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October 21, 2011-April 8, 2012

The Asian Art Museum
Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art & Culture
200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA


From the pomp and circumstance of a royal procession to the inner sanctum of a courtley palace, Maharaja investigates the splendor and magnificence of India's rulers from the 1700s to the mid-20th century, taking visitors on a tour of Indian kingdoms during eras of shifting political powers. Set against a backdrop of the tumultuous changes of the early 18th century through the 1940s, the exhibition brings to life the rich world of India's maharajas, through elaborate jewelry, ornate weaponry, royal costumes, and stunning artworks.

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