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Kara / bracelet

Description

Bracelet of enamelled gold with makara-headed terminals and set with diamonds, emeralds and rubies, one of a pair, formerly in the possession of Maharajah Duleep Singh (1838-1893): Northern India, Rajasthan, late 18th - early 19th century

Museum reference

A.1911.453

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Kara / bracelet

Production information

Rajasthan, India, South Asia, ASIA

Date

Late 18th - early 19th century

Materials

Gold, Diamond, Emerald, Ruby

Physical description

Jeypore enamel, brilliant ruby and white on gold, dragon's head terminals set with emeralds, diamonds and rubies

Associations

Dalhousie Collection
Previous owner: Singh, Duleep, Maharaja, 1838 - 1893

Exhibitions

  • Artistic Legacies (08 Feb 2019)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Indian Encounters (14 Nov 2014 - 01 Mar 2015)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • From Stromness to the Punjab: Sir John Login, Maharaja Duleep Singh and the Treasures of Lahore (01 Apr 2014 - 30 Sep 2014)
    Stromness Museum

  • Treasured: Wonderful Things, Amazing Stories (14 Nov 2008 - 01 Jan 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

FRIEDERIKE VOIGT, ROSANNA NICOLSON AND LAURA BENNISON. 2017. ‘PANJAB CONNECTIONS’: A YOUNG ROOTS HERITAGE PROJECT AT NATIONAL MUSEUMS SCOTLAND. Journal of Museum Ethnography, no. 30, pp. 24-48

On display

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