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Collecting Chinese Porcelains at the Mughal Court

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Collecting Chinese Porcelains at the Mughal Court

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Thursday, September 29
1:00–3:00 p.m. PT
Speaker: Marika Sardar Nickson, Ph.D., art scholar
Virtual Event


Join the Asian Arts Council and former SDMA Associate Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art, Marika Sardar Nickson, Ph.D., for an online lecture discussing Chinese porcelains found in the treasuries of the Mughal emperors of South Asia. In her lecture, Nickson will explore the characteristics and age of the porcelains collected, and place them in the larger context of the Mughals’ collections of objects from abroad.

Marika Sardar Nickson is an independent scholar who has held curatorial positions at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto; the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha; The San Diego Museum of Art; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Her publications include: The Ramayana of Hamida Banu Begum, Queen Mother of Mughal India, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, 2021; Epic Tales from Ancient India: Paintings from The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art, 2016; Sultans of Deccan India 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015.


Please note, this session will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Please register by clicking on this link. All participants will be sent the Zoom link via confirmation email with instructions once you secure your place. Space is limited.


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Sponsored by the Asian Arts Council.


Featured: Plate, China, 1426-35. Asian Art Museum, The Avery Brundage Collection, B65P6. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

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September 29, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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