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Ear drops ('Dul')

Ear Drop
c.1853 (Made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Pair of earrings (karnphul jhumka)
Each ear drop consists of a gold rosette made up of small faceted hemispheres. From this rosette hangs a gold pendant of nearly circular shape formed by similar faceted hemispheres and in its centre there is another rosette.

The images of the ear drops may be found together with that of 03270 (IS).


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Ear Drop
  • Ear Drop
Materials and Techniques
Gold faceted
Brief Description
Pair of earrings, gold, Calcutta, c.1853.
Physical Description
Pair of earrings (karnphul jhumka)

Each ear drop consists of a gold rosette made up of small faceted hemispheres. From this rosette hangs a gold pendant of nearly circular shape formed by similar faceted hemispheres and in its centre there is another rosette.



The images of the ear drops may be found together with that of 03270 (IS).
Dimensions
  • Length: 5.2cm
  • Depth: 2.6cm
Object history
Acquired in 1855, probably from the Exposition Universelle, Paris.

Transferred from the India Museum
Bibliographic References
  • Journal of Indian Art and Industry No.103, pl.108, fig.749.
  • Barnard, Nick, Indian Jewellery: The V&A Collection London: V&A Publishing, 2008 Number: ISBN 9781851774838p.76pl. 3.35
  • Arts of Bengal : the heritage of Bangladesh and eastern India : an exhibition organized by the Whitechapel Art Gallery in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum : 9 November-30 December 1979, Whitechapel Art Gallery ..., 12 January-17 February 1980, Manchester City Art Gallery ... . [London]: Whitechapel Art Gallery, [1979] Number: 085488047X (pbk.) :p.73
Collection
Accession Number
03179A/(IS)

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record createdAugust 26, 2005
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