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

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101650

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

Descriptive Terms

pendants (jewelry)
miniatures (paintings)
glass (material)
ivory (tooth component)
gold alloy
Jewelry
Pendant
Pendant

Inscription

Note: "Grandmother Miniature/also Shah Jehan/Heavy (-ILLEGIBLE)" (Note on brown bag)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1101

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Delhi, India

Object Type

Adornment; Body Adornments

Dimensions

2 7/8 x 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.98

Date

1850-1880 (circa)

Places

Possibly