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Enamelled and gold-wire inlaid mirror
2008.1.14
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This is an important piece as it represents the Indian enameling technique. Most remarkably, it has the ownership mark of an important military figure of that era.

History of the Object
It was owned by Colonel Claude Martin, Lucknow, 1782.

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Jade 
Measurements
Width 13.5 cm Height 21.2 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
India during Mughal period 
Geography
India 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century 
Creation date
18th Century; 12th Century AH (Islamic calendar) 
Function
As a hand mirror 
Acquisition
Purchased from an auction house 
Copyright
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 
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Owner
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 
Museum
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 
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