Wine cup of Jahangir
Nephrite jade, Mughal, dated 1022 AH/1613-14 AD.
This wine cup of dark green nephrite jade was owned by the Mughal emperor Jahangir (r.1605-1627), whose name is included in the Persian verses incised in nasta'liq script round the rim and filled at a later date with white com...
The Persian couplet on the obverse (front) of this coin might be not mean much to most, but look closely at the friendly-looking lion and he can tell you something about this coin without you needing to learn Persian. The sun behind him shows he is Leo from the Zodia...
Narasimhagupta standing facing left, wearing a waistcloth and jewellery, with a halo around head. Left hand holds a bow, the right hand holds an arrow. In left field a Garuda standard with ribbons. In right field a crescent.
(reverse) Laksmi seated facing on a lotus, wearing lower garments and...
Gold Coin.(obverse) Caparisoned horse standing facing left before a decorated sacrificial post (yupa) which rests on a pedestal.
(reverse) Female figure standing facing left, wearing gown and earrings, holding fly-whisk over right shoulder, and a cloth in her left hand, with a halo around her he...
Silver coin.(obverse) Bust of Kumaragupta I, facing right, wearing cap and with a moustache.
(reverse) Garuda, standing facing forward, with outspread wings. Surrounded by a border of dots.
A square stamp-seal with rounded edges showing a unicorn standing before a device and above a one-line inscription in six characters.
Made of stone (steatite).
Sitarah made for the Mosque of the Prophet in Medina
Egypt, 1791 - 1792
Embroidered textiles were amongst the most impressive gifts presented during the processions associated with the annual Islamic pilgrimage (hajj) to Mecca. Traditionally produced every year by the Muslim rulers who contro...
Gold coin - Gandabherunda with elephant in each of its beaks and another two elephants underfoot.
Date : 1530-1542
Minted in: Vijayanagara
Weight: 1.57 grammes Diameter: 10 millimetres
These ear-rings are made from sheet gold, cut into shape and embellished with gold granules and wire decoration. Two have vase shaped pendants set with either a turquoise or a pearl bead, and a third has a pendant composed of a gold spherical bead ...
Figure holding a mirror, gold with lac-filled base, Taxila, 1st-2nd century AD.
This diminutive figure may have decorated a hair pin or served as the finial to a hand mirror of the type being held by the figure itself. The figure reflects the stylistic cross-currents at work in the north-weste...