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Head ornament (jhumar)
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, late 19th century
Gold, diamonds, pearls
Acc. No. 89.1030
The head ornament (jhumar) with a semi-circular openwork foliate panel with a design of a crescent moon all set with diamonds and green enamel and surmounted with a gold hook. Fourteen rows of pearls interspersed with ruby beads from the bottom are attached to a crescent shaped panel set with diamonds and suspending gem set pieces and bunches of pearls below. The jewel is worn pinned to the hair on one side of the head.