XVIII Century, Moghul Empire. Pendant in Gold and Enamels. Emerald with Diamonds and Persian Gulf Pearls. Dimension mm. 30 x 30 ca.
Historical notes: The Mughal Empire flourished from 1526 to 1707, its founder was Bābur known as the Conqueror. He was a descendant of the great Turkish-Mongolian conqueror Tamerlane and ruled one of the many cities of the Transoxiana, in large part present-day Uzbekistan. The Mughals have remained famous for the splendor of their imperial court, and for the splendor of their capitals, Delhi and Agra, which still exist today, as well as for their beautiful monuments, just remember Agra the Taj Mahal, built by the emperor Shāh Jahān as a tomb for his beloved bride, Empress Mumtaz Mahal, who died young in 1631. They are also renowned for the Mughal art school, which Emperor Humayun enriched by inviting a good number of artists to attend his court, with the role of masters. Basawan is one of the most important painters of the school. The Mughal dynasty was the last unifying force of India before the European conquest. Its end indirectly opened the doors of India to British penetration. (source Wikipedia)