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Carved emerald and diamond pendant

Carved emerald and diamond pendant

Mughal dominions or Deccan Sultanates, early 17th century.

Carved emerald inlaid with gold and set with a diamond.

This is part of the Emperors & Jewels exhibition: Treasures of the Indian Courts from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. On loan to the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

On Boxing Day (no, not when people punch each other after Christmas, but a British tradition of 26 December as a holiday), I met up with John FitzGerald (Ipernity) or John FitzGerald (flickr) to visit the Aga Khan Museum, which is dedicated to Islamic artifacts. Special thanks to John for alerting me about the Emperors & Jewels special exhibition.

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Photo taken @ Toronto on 26 December 2018 (© Can Pac Swire / Flickr)

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