Κυριακή, 11 Μαρτίου 2018
From Jaipur, Rajasthan, India: Cup with Blossoms and Peacocks, 18th Century. Gold and diamonds are inset in the kundan technique, with polychrome enamel (minakari) 1 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 in. "The Kundan work is the technique to inset diamonds and other colored gemstones in gold, whereas Meena work is the enamelling technique." Arpit Pansari Art Institute of Chicago
From Tamil Nadu: A Gold Makara-Head Bangle, 19th Century, Diameter: 7cm "A repousse bangle in the form of two Makara head finials holding a ball between them. The bangle is closed by means of a screw fastening in rubies, and emeralds. The shank of the bangle represents the scales of the makara." Sue Ollemans
Pearl Crown, 18th Century Tibet, from the exhibit "Tibet: Treasures from the Roof of the World," Tibet Museum, Lhasa. "These headdresses were worn by aristocratic brides at their weddings and on New Year's on top of another head piece." Please see the picture and comments, kindly contributed by Lynn Levenberg.
From Central Tibet: Gilded Clasp set with Turquoise & Coral, 19th century. L: 8.3cm, W: 4cm, Weight: 50g. "This fastener is of gilded repoussed silver with stylised moth motives with appliqué antennae. The central plaque is embellished with a larger turquoise cabochon around which five smaller coral and five turquoise cabochons (one old replacement) sit in raised settings."
στις Μαρτίου 11, 2018