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Once governed by the Nizams of India, #Hyderabad is a fascinating place to visit - elaborate palaces, grand architecture and intriguing monuments, including the Qutub Shahi tombs, Chowmahalla Palace and Golconda Fort, and is the gateway to the ancient sites of the Deccan era.

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Kedara Ragini daughter of Sri Raga. "Ragamala paintings were considerably sought after in the Muslim courts of South India, especially because their subject matter was secular as opposed to purely Hindu religious myths." ~Sotheby's. Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper. circa 1780. India, Deccan, possibly Hyderabad.

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Miniature. “Making Books in a Garden” India, Deccan, Aurangabad (?); 17th century Leaf: 15.9 × 8.6 cm

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Emerald cup with Persian verse, the side carved the inscription: 41 mm H, the maximum width of the side: 38 mm, 252 carats, Mughal, India, the end of the 16th-17th century. http://lilitochka.ru/viewtopic.php?id=395&p=2#p70734

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Unidentified Ragini, A Lady Performing a Ritual at Night with a Full Moon - Miniature Painting, Deccan school, Ragamala series, 19th Century. Digital Walters.

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