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Detail from a map of India and the Middle East, showing the route of the Prince of Wales' tour

Albert Edward's tour aimed to strengthen ties between the two countries


Inkstand c.1870-75

RCIN 11444

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This enamelled and jewel-encrusted inkstand was a gift from the Maharaja of Benares and is modelled on one of his state barges. It comes apart into 19 separate components that include two inkwells, a penknife and a pair of scissors.