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Amulet

Amulet

  • Place of origin:

    Sindh (purchased in Karachi, made)
    Gujarat (other possible place of production, made)

  • Museum number:

    IS.203-1883

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Place of Origin

Sindh (purchased in Karachi, made)
Gujarat (other possible place of production, made)

Object history note

Three plaques like this one would have been strung in a necklace, possibly of Gujarati origin. A necklace of this sort, with very similar plaques but in gold, is depicted in a painting by Edward Poynter of 'Helen of Troy', exhibited in 1881. A necklace by Carlo Giuliano (V&A, Museum number M.9-2011) made in about 1881 was also modelled on this type of Indian necklace.

Descriptive line

Jewellery, silver, Karachi

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

395
Traditional jewelry of India / Oppi Untracht. London: Thames and Hudson Limited London, 1997 Number: 0500017808

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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