A rich Islamic collection, currently showcased in different galleries in the renowned Salar Jung Museum in Indian city of Hyderabad, will be housed in an exclusive Islamic Arts gallery, which is slated to open in the first half of 2019. At present, no museum in India has such a gallery dedicated exclusively to Islamic Arts.
Miniature book-stand (rehal) with the name of Shamshuddin Iltatmish (ruler during Sultanate rule in India), 13th century. (Supplied)
Fruit knife belonging to Queen Noorjahan with a jade hilt and inlaid with precious stones, 17th century. (Supplied)