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On display at V&A South Kensington
Islamic Middle East, Room 42, The Jameel Gallery

This object consists of 4 parts, some of which may be located elsewhere.

Insignia

1826-1827
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin



object details
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 4 parts.

  • Collar
  • Insignia of the Order of the Lion and the Sun (Star)
  • Insignia of the Order of the Lion and the Sun (Plaque)
  • Insignia
Brief Description
Insignia of the Order of the Lion and the Sun, (collar, star and plaque), gold with painted enamels, set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, signed by Muhammad Ja`far, Tehran, Iran dated 1242H, 1826-27
Style
Gallery Label
Jameel Gallery Order of the Lion and the Sun Iran, Tehran Dated 1826–27 Fath Ali Shah created this order in 1810, to match the orders of chivalry current in Europe. The insignia consists of a collar and plaque, and a jewelled star worn on the breast. The Shah awarded this example to John Macdonald Kinneir, who represented the East India Company in Tehran in the 1820s. Gold, gemstones and painted enamel. Enamelling signed by Muhammad Ja’far On loan from the Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art (2013)
Credit line
Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art
Collection
Accession Number
LOAN:KHALILI.1-2013

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record createdAugust 19, 2013
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