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Pendant with double miniature potraits of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz, his wife

2006.44.98 (RS9213)

Description

Pendant of a diptych miniature painting on ivory with woman wearing headdress, jewels, and blue and orange patterned garments. Male on right profiled wearing turban, bearded, and elaborate patterned robes and necklaces with the same blue background. Both figures are bordered with gold and white designs. Oval gold frame with chased edge, plain gold bail. The frame may not be original to the miniature.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
circa
Inscriptions
Note: "Grandmother Miniature/also Shah Jehan/Heavy (-ILLEGIBLE)" (Note on brown bag)
Location of origin
Delhi, India
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
gold alloy
ivory (tooth component)
Object type
Adornment; Body Adornments
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
gold alloy
ivory (tooth component)
Jewelry
miniatures (paintings)
Pendant
pendants (jewelry)
People and organizations
Shahjahan, Emperor of India, approximately 1592-1666
Dimensions
2 7/8 x 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.98
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
101650

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