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Garland

ca. 1855 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Garland of medallions and large beads, decorated with gold-wrapped and silver-wrapped thread, sequins, flattened and coiled gold and silver wire, gold and silver-coloured sequins and fringes, and tinsel decorations with red and green glass beads. There are also loops of ribbons made of flattened gold wire. On a white textile ground (silk or cotton).

Object details

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Object type
Materials and techniques
Applied gold-wrapped and silver-wrapped thread, gold and silver wire and glass
Brief description
Garland of state, gold-wrapped and silver-wrapped thread, gold and silver wire, glass beads, Lucknow, ca. 1855
Physical description
Garland of medallions and large beads, decorated with gold-wrapped and silver-wrapped thread, sequins, flattened and coiled gold and silver wire, gold and silver-coloured sequins and fringes, and tinsel decorations with red and green glass beads. There are also loops of ribbons made of flattened gold wire. On a white textile ground (silk or cotton).
Dimensions
  • Length: 97cm
  • Medallion (widest part) weight: 6.5cm (maximum)
Object history
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. India Museum Slip Book entry 8428: 'Garland of State Set with Glass / Lucknow / 55'.
Other number
8428 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession number
5902(IS)

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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