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India, Rajasthan, 19th century

A traditional headdress, a TALAISAMAN, consisting of 3 gold round pendants (2 outer pendants in the form of the moon, the centre pendant representing the sun) set with rock crystal and rubies, a rim of pearls and the reverse is decorated with fine enamel work. The different parts are attached on a string of natural pearls.


Research report by Naturalis Biodiversity Centre available on request