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This jade box is not as it seems…

A jade box with a handwritten letter inside
This jade box is not what it seems... ©

Sometimes conservation work uncovers unexpected surprises about objects in the Collection. This jade box from India was once associated with the great Mughal Emperor, Jahangir. But our conservators recently discovered there’s more to it than meets the eye.

Unexpected surprises in the Collection ©

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