Jewellery thumbnail 1
Not currently on display at the V&A


c.1853 (made)
Place Of Origin

Head Ornament (jhumar)

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold filigree with claw settings and pink sapphires, aquamarine with colouring material behind green glass and pearls.
Brief Description
Head ornament, Gold filigree with pearls and green glass beads. Delhi, c.1853.
Physical Description
Head Ornament (jhumar)
  • Height: 18cm
Object history
Probably in the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1855; transferred from the India Museum to the South Kensington Museum (now V&A) in 1879.
Bibliographic Reference
Barnard, Nick, Indian Jewellery: The V&A Collection London: V&A Publishing, 2008 Number: ISBN 9781851774838p. 75, pl. 3.33
Other Number
9,651 - India Museum Slip Book
Accession Number

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest Feedback

record createdMay 14, 2009
Record URL