The Deccan plateau of south-central India was home to a succession of highly cultured Muslim kingdoms with a rich artistic heritage. Under their patronage in the 16th and 17th centuries, foreign influences-notably from Iran, Turkey, eastern Africa, and Europe-combined with ancient and prevailing Indian traditions to create a distinctive Indo-Islamic art and culture. Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 20, the landmark exhibition Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy will bring together some 200 of the finest works from major international, private, and royal collections.
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