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Turban Ornament (sarpatti)
Acc. No. 87.1150
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This ornament is exquisitely decorated masterpiece of 19th century India.

History of the Object
The turban ornament (sarpatti) of gold in three hinged panels, the center of circular form set with a cluster flowerhead with an emerald center and surrounded with diamond petals interspersed with turquoise and an outer border of cabochon rubies. The panel is surmounted with a motif of leaves set with a ruby and two diamonds and below three leaves set with diamonds suspending three emerald beads with pearls below. The two side panels of arched form also set in a floral design with precious gems and attached to the centerpiece with a row of pearls and gold beads. Along the edge are drop-shaped elements each set with a diamond and suspending a pearl. The remnants of a feather issues from the top.

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Gold, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, turquoise, pearls, enamel 
Measurements
Length: 17.5 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
North India 
Geography
India 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
Early 19th century 
Function
Decorative ornament 
Acquisition
 
Copyright
National Museum, New Delhi 
Acknowledgements
National Museum, New Delhi 
Owner
National Museum, New Delhi 
Museum
National Museum-New Delhi 
Credit line
National Museum, New Delhi 

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