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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.1911.454

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

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

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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