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    Drinking Horn
    Gifts from Heads of State19th century

    Drinking horn made from a bovine horn. The horn is decorated with engraved silver and niello (a metallic alloy of sulfur and silver) at the open end and at the mouth piece. The mouth piece is shaped like the head of a bird. Attached to the horn is a silver chain strap.

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    Battle Scene
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1830

    Vibrant Kangra painting of a battle scene mounted on a silk-covered wood frame.

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    Portrait of a Kashmiri Girl
    Gifts from Heads of State20th century

    This is a portrait of a young girl from Kashmir. The girl in this painting symbolizes the land of her birth; the delicately tinted hands, the cleanly chiseled face, soft garments are all suffused with poetic lyricism suggestive of the lotus, the lilac and the rose.

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    Jeweled Kris and Sheath
    Gifts from Heads of State20th century

    Short dagger encased in a wood sheath. The kris has an ivory hilt and wavy edge blade. The Indonesian term for the shape of the blade is "Dapur". This blade has 13 lok or waves which is called Sangkelat. The "water mark" design on the blade is called pamor. Pamor is formed because the kris is not made from a homogeneous piece of metal but a combina...

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    Tea Set
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1960

    Hammered silver tea set decorated with a repousse lotus flower motif. The tea kettle with lid has a spout made to look like a bird and a handle decorated with scroll work. The set also includes a water kettle with lid, a sugar bowl with lid and two scroll handles, a creamer with handle and lid, an oval strainer with a decorative floral handle, a ...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Tea Set
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1960

    Hammered silver tea set decorated with a repousse lotus flower motif. The tea kettle with lid has a spout made to look like a bird and a handle decorated with scroll work. The set also includes a water kettle with lid, a sugar bowl with lid and two scroll handles, a creamer with handle and lid, an oval strainer with a decorative floral handle, a ...

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    Tray
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1960

    Oval footed tray with repoussé scroll and leaf design around rim.

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    Tray
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1960

    Oval tray with repoussé floral design around rim and in center.

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    Tureen with Lid
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1960

    Silver urn with a wide bowl mounted on a pedestal base surrounded by three scrolled motifs. The bowl has a lid with a stepped finial design. The entire piece is profusely ornamented in silver repoussé technique.

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    Platter
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1960

    Circular platter with concentric repoussé bands of elephants, horses, lions, bulls, scrolls, and the Sacred Goose (hamsa), around two bands of lotus petals.

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