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Enamelled jewellery ornament
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation
Hegira 12th – 13th century / AD 18th – 19th century
SM 2006 – 1422
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.
"Enamelled jewellery ornament" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ua;Mus21;39;en
MWNF Working Number: UA 39