ENAMELLED GOLD COMPENDIUM - Aga Khan Museum
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Classification
Metalwork

Object name
Enamelled Gold Compendium

Geography
Iran

Period
Qajar, 19th century CE

Dynasty
Qajar

Materials and technique
Enamelled gold

Dimensions
Ø 9 cm

Accession number
AKM00625

Description

Objects made of gold not only reflected Islamic and pre-Islamic indigenous tastes; sometimes they incorporated European designs and influences as well, as demonstrated by this rare and beautiful enamelled gold compendium, which includes a universal equinoctial quadrant. This object reflects the Qajar rulers’ taste for personal luxury objects as well as their interest in scientific knowledge and trade with Europe.

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32 pieces found

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