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|| This room houses the works of craftsmen from the East:
gold utensils, vessels, ornaments and weapons, spangled with precious
stones and decorated with superb enamels. The unique collection of
Indian jewellery from the 17th century includes seventeen items from
the era of the Great Mughals (Moguls) from the gift made by Nadir
Shah, the ruler of Iran, to the Russian state in 1741. Indian, Persian
and Turkish sabres and daggers in gold and silver scabbards were quite
often made of the famous damask steel. The display also includes Chinese
articles from the 17th and 18th centuries: gold vessels and incense-burners,
boxes and flasks, pins and brooches created in the filigree technique.