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Name of Object:
Enamelled jewellery ornament
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation
Date of Object:
Hegira 12th – 13th century / AD 18th – 19th century
Museum Inventory Number:
SM 2006 – 1422
Period / Dynasty:
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. http://islamicart.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ua;Mus21;39;en