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Name of Object:

Enamelled jewellery ornament


Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)

Holding Museum:

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

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Date of Object:

Hegira 12th – 13th century / AD 18th – 19th century

Museum Inventory Number:

SM 2006 – 1422

Period / Dynasty:



India, Jaipur


This magnificent piece of jewellery was created in Jaipur, Rajasthan, a famous centre for the production of high-quality enamel work in Mughal times. Its design – two peacocks flanking a central floral motif – was popular in many cultures, east and west. In the Islamic world it was understood to evoke notions of paradise and eternal life.

Citation of this web page:

 "Enamelled jewellery ornament" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2019.;EPM;ua;Mus21;39;en

MWNF Working Number: UA 39