DescriptionA handsome hourglass-shaped spittoon in the Museum’s collection (late 16th–early 17th century) is made of brass that has been incised, cast, and worked in different surface areas. Our distinctive earrings and necklace are based on the decorative ornament from this masterful brass object, which may have originated at the Deccan court at Bijapur or Golconda.
18K gold overlay.
Earrings: 1 5/8''L. Pierced, with gold-filled wires.
Necklace: Lobster claw closure. Adjusts from 17''L to 19''L with extender chain.
- 18K gold overlay
- Earrings: 1 5/8''L. Pierced, with gold-filled wires
- Necklace: Lobster claw closure. Adjusts from 17''L to 19''L with extender chain
Art HistoryBetween the fourteenth and the seventeenth century, the Deccan plateau of south-central India was home to a series of important and highly cultured Muslim courts. Subtly blending elements from Iran, West Asia, and sometimes Europe, as well as southern and northern India, the arts produced under these sultanates were markedly different from those of the rest of India. The Deccan courts were known for their unique techniques of casting metal, carving stone, and painting.