Important rectangular-shaped jewellery box on four drop-shaped feet made of brass, with inserts of Makrana white marble foils. The pleasantly translucent marble on the lid and on the front is engraved with three lobed niches containing terracotta tiles, on which some of the avatars of the god Vishnu stand out. The sides show a simple and refined ornament; two handles inserted in brass volutes allow the transport of the heavy container.
The balance of the composition and the chromatic contrast of the materials make this artifact unique.
The box is equipped with a lock, but the key has been lost.
Makrana marble is a type of white marble extracted in the city of Makrana in the state of Rajasthan. Composed of microcrystals, the peculiar characteristic of such stone is transparency. It was used in the construction of numerous iconic landmarks, such as the Taj Mahal in Agra and the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. Today, it is listed as a World Heritage Stone Resource by the International Union of Geological Sciences.
- Nombre total d’articles
- Boîte à bijoux
- Faïence, Laiton, Marbre, Tempéra
- Empire anglo-indien (Raj britannique 1858-1947)
- Région/Pays d’origine
- Titre de l’œuvre d’art
- Scrigno portagioie con rappresentazioni di Vishnu
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- 30×25×17 cm