Jewellery

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Acquired in 1948 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
attributions_note
bibliography
PUBLISHED 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.
collection_code
SSEA
credit
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
0001-01-01
date_text
1st-2nd century A.D. (made)
descriptive_line
Gold Earring, Taxila (?), Punjab, 1st-2nd century A.D
dimensions
Height: 4.3 cm
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.
id
24939
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:02:51.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:02:51.000Z
latitude
location
South Asia, room 41, case 30
longitude
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Gold
museum_number
IS.18-1948
museum_number_token
is181948
object_number
O24944
object_type
Sculpture
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Gold earrings with turquoise..
place
primary_image_id
2006AY3672
production_note
Taxila (?), Punjab, Pakistan
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
jewellery-sculpture
sys_updated
2014-07-24T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Jewellery
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
200
year_start
1