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Pendant

Description

Nose ring pendant of gold with a blue enamelled crescent enclosing a ruby set trefoil; a string of pearls is wired along its outer edge, and with gold leaves, pearls and green glass beads suspended from the bottom; formerly in the possession of Maharajah Duleep Singh (1838-1893): Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, 1800 - 1850

Museum reference

A.1911.470

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Pendant

Production information

Himachal Pradesh, India, ASIA

Date

First half 19th century

Materials

Gold, Pearl, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire, Diamond, Gold

Physical description

Gold set with rubies, emeralds, diamond and sapphire, fringed with seed pearls, 'shells' of sheet gold and pearls

Associations

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

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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