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Pendant

Description

Pendant of gilded silver, with parrots flanking a central rock crystal with the depiction of a Hindu deity beneath, set with rubies, rock crystals and glass stones over coloured foil, formerly in the possession of Maharajah Duleep Singh (1838-1893): Northern India, probably Punjab, 19th century

Museum reference

A.1911.472

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Pendant

Production information

India, South Asia, ASIA

Date

19th century

Materials

Gold, Crystal, Diamond, Ruby, Emerald

Physical description

Gold with crystals or diamonds, rubies and emeralds around a figure of a Hindu god in gold under crystal; back of embossed gold

Associations

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

Exhibitions

  • 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

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