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A Golden Treasury - Jewelry from the Indian Subcontinent
A Golden Treasury - Jewelry from the Indian Subcontinent

A Golden Treasury - Jewelry from the Indian Subcontinent

by Susan Stronge

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Language

English

Publisher

Mapin

ISBN

8185822263 - Year: 1995 - Pages: 144

Binding

Hardcover

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Author: Susan Stronge
Nima Smith/J C Harle
Publisher: Mapin
Year: 1995
Language: English
Pages: 144
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185822263

Description

With 156 color, 7 black and white illustrations and map, this book examines a wide range of gold ornaments dating from the second century BC to the present day.

The Indian fascination with gold has a history stretching back to the Indus Valley civilization and can sometimes assume almost mystic proportions; despite this, surprisingly little has been written about it. This book examines a wide range of gold ornaments dating from the second century bc to the present day, and includes coins as w43ll as objects d'art. It also discusses the various historical and stylistic influences on gold-crafting and the many techniques that made it such a sophisticated art in the Indian subcontinent. All the pieces, many of which have never been exhibited before, are illustrated in color.

The objects are drawn from the collections of Her Majesty the Queen, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum, the Pitt Rivers and Ashmolean Museums, and a number of private collections.

Dr James Harle provides the introductory essay and catalogue entries on early Indian gold, Susan Stronge the section on jewelry of the Mughal period and Dr Nima Smith writes on twentieth-century jewelry and Indian attitude to gold.

Contents

Acknowledgments

JEWELLERY IN INDIAN SCULPTURE
ANCIENT JEWELLERY
GOLD COINS
DR. JAMES HARLE
Formerly Keeper of Eastern Art
Ashmolean Museum

JEWELLERY OF THE MUGHAL PERIOD
The Treasury of the World
The South
India and the West
Tribal Jewellery
Turban Jewels
Ornaments for the Head
Pendants and Necklaces
Arm Ornaments
Rings
Anklets
Jewellery made for Europeans
Miscellany
Naga Jewellery
SUSAN STRONGE
Victoria and Albert Museum

THE DARKER SIDE OF GOLD
Twentieth-century Jewellery
DR. NIMA SMITH
Bradford Art Galleries and Museums

Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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