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Acquired in 1948 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
H. Buchtal, " The Haughton Collection of Gandharan Sculpture", The Burlington Magazine, Vol LXXXVI, 1945, p.66, pl.1A. J. C. Harle in S. Stronge (ed), A Golden Treasury. Jewellery from the Indian Subcontinent, 1988, nos. 3-6 Barnard, Nick. ‘Indian Jewellery : The V&A Collection’. London : V&A Publishing, 2008. ISBN 9781851774838, p.116, pl.6.12. Swallow, Deborah and John Guy eds. Arts of India: 1550-1900. text by Rosemary Crill, John Guy, Veronica Murphy, Susan Stronge and Deborah Swallow. London : V&A Publications, 1990. 240 p., ill. ISBN 1851770224,p.23, no.8.
collection_code
SSEA
credit
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
0001-01-01
date_text
1st century-2nd century (made)
descriptive_line
Gold Earring, Taxila (?), Punjab, 1st-2nd century A.D.
dimensions
Height: 4.4 cm, Width: 1 in
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
South Asia, room 41
historical_context_note
These ear-rings are made from sheet gold, cut into shape and embellished with gold granules and wire decoration. Two have vase-shaped pendants set with either a turquoise or a pearl bead, and a third has a pendant composed of a gold spherical bead and a turquoise bead set in a granulated gold mount. The mounts are entirely foreign to the subcontinent and derive from Greek or Hellenistic sources; this is perhaps most obvious in the use of the dolphin motif. The exact find-place of these ear-rings is not known and the dating remains tentative.
historical_significance
history_note
From the collection of Major-General H.L. Haughton. A similar rosette element from an earring was sold at Bonhams, New York, 17 March 2014, lot 82.
id
19557
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T20:39:27.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T20:39:27.000Z
latitude
30.8603
location
South Asia, room 41, case 30
longitude
72.374298
marks
materials
gold
materials_techniques
Sheet gold, with applied wire and granular decoration, and turquoise
museum_number
IS.16-1948
museum_number_token
is161948
object_number
O17694
object_type
Earring
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
A pendant with a miniature vase of turquoise and stylised gold dolphins.
place
Taxila
primary_image_id
2006AY3672
production_note
Taxila (?), Punjab, Pakistan
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
earring-unknown
sys_updated
2014-08-07T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
200
year_start
1