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Conspicuous Consumption

March 23rd, 2011

Join us on Thursday night, March 24, when Amin Jaffer visits the AGO to explore a time when Indian Royal Princes wore more jewellery than the Royal female members of the family. Imagine a time when the vaults were brimming with superlative jewels – the most prized to be chosen and worn by the male head of the family. Only after this selection would the women of the family, according to their rank, be given their choices from these overwhelming collections.

Originally from Toronto, and a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum for thirteen years, Dr. Jaffer  is now  International Director of Asian Art at Christie’s and specialises in Indian art in the age of European influence.