Dec 6, 2013
Dec 6, 2013

Medallion

Medallion

1800s

Silver gilt with rubies and emeralds

Diameter: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.284

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Circular ornaments were worn as pendants, sewn onto textiles, or pinned into hair. The decorative motif made of colorful gems depicting flowering plants was introduced during the reign of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (1628–58) and remained popular through the 1800s.

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