Nov 4, 2020
Nov 4, 2020

Turban Ornament (Sarpech)

Turban Ornament (Sarpech)


Gilt silver with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, topaz, blue sapphires, yellow sapphire

Overall: 10.2 x 8.4 cm (4 x 3 5/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.259



This type of ornament would have been affixed to the front of a turban as an emblem of high noble status. The raised central element mimics the shape of an eagle feather or plume.

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