Nov 11, 2020
Nov 11, 2020




Gold with green enamel ground, white sapphires, rubies, and pearls

Diameter: 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.288



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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