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c.1853 (made)
Place Of Origin

Crescent-shaped brooch

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold, babul work
Brief Description
Crescent-shaped brooch, gold, Delhi, c.1853.
Physical Description
Crescent-shaped brooch
  • Height: 8.3cm
  • Width: 5.5cm
  • Depth: 0.6cm
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 References
  • Farmer, Vivienne, Jewellery Studies, Volume 7, 1996, "Work of Thorns".pp. 14-16 and 22, figs.2-5, and 11.
  • Re-use: The Art and Politics of Integration and Anxiety [Elektronisk resurs]. Sage Publications, 2012Chapter 5, Nick Barnard; Indian Jewellery and Nineteenth-Century Britain. Pl. 5.11
  • Barnard, Nick, Indian Jewellery: The V&A Collection London: V&A Publishing, 2008 Number: ISBN 9781851774838p. 77, pl. 3.37
  • Traditional jewelry of India / Oppi Untracht. London: Thames and Hudson Limited London, 1997 Number: 0500017808p. 204, ill. 699
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record createdMay 14, 2009
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