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Amulet

Amulet

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Rock crystal. Cut, polished and engraved using abrasives and abrasive-charged tools.

  • Credit Line:

    Donated by H. H. the Rajah-i-Rajgan of Kapurthala

  • Museum number:

    327-1879

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A square, flat tablet with an almost arrowhead-shaped protrusion to the middle of the top edge, fashioned in rock crystal. It is polished and bears an inscription, possibly in Persian, on the top face together with other floral motifs, all surrounded by two parallel engraved lines. There are possible traces of gold in some of the engraving.

Date

19th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Rock crystal. Cut, polished and engraved using abrasives and abrasive-charged tools.

Dimensions

Length: 58.0 mm 327-1879, Length: 41.0 mm 327-1879, Width: 44.5 mm 327-1879, Thickness: 3.9 to 4.3 mm 327-1879

Object history note

This talisman was fashioned in the 19th century and was donated by H. H. the Rajah-i-Rajgan of Kapurthala in 1879.

Descriptive line

Amulet, square with a protrusion on one side, flat, inscribed in Persian, rock crystal, India, 19th century

Materials

Quartz crystal

Categories

Amulets; Gemstones; Hardstone; Religion

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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