Turban Ornament (Sarpesh)

Turban Ornament (Sarpesh). South India, Hyderabad, 1800–50. Gold; set with diamonds and suspended spinel beads of earlier date. Enamel on reverse. 18.5 x 27.2 cm. The Al-Thani Collection. This katar was shown in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection, October 28, 2014–January 25, 2015. Image: © Servette Overseas Limited 2013. All rights reserved.

Created 21 January 2015