|The Mughals were descendants of the Central Asian conqueror Timur (known in the West as Tamerlane) and the Mongol ruler, Genghis Khan. The Mughal Empire, which at its peak spanned modern-day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, was established by Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur, who invaded India in 1526. |
The Mughals ruled for over three centuries before the arrival of the British in 1858.
Mughal parrot finger ring (c.1600–1625) It is set with rubies, emeralds, diamonds and a single sapphire.
Bird Finger Ring (17th century). Gold, rubies, emeralds, turquoises.
Gold, pearl, ruby, diamond and enamel squatting duck on a stand.
|Gold and enamel figurine of an elephant with large natural baroque pearl forming its back and diamonds on its head.|