Jhumar (hair ornament)

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1890
  • Geography

    Punjab, India
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D (overall): 12 x 6.6 x 0.4 cm (4 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 3/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Provenance

    From about 1890
    Mrs. Bhagwan Kaur, Punjab, India, from about 1890 [1]
    To 1989
    Ms. Rajinder K. Keith and and Ms. Narinder K. Keith, Washington, DC, by descent from Mrs. Bhagwan Kaur, to 1988 [2]
    From 1989
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Ms. Rajinder K. Keith and and Ms. Narinder K. Keith in 1988
    [1] These ornaments were made in c. 1890 for Mrs. Bhagwan Kaur, wife of Sardar Thakur Singh Keith, a Revenue Officer in the state of Punjab.
    They were then handed down to her daughter-in-law, and eventually to her grand-daughters (the donors) who now reside in the Washington area.
    For more family history, see object file S1988.53.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Arts of Mughal India (1992) (May 24 to December 6, 1992)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mrs. Bhagwan Kaur
    Rajinder Kaur Keith
    Narinder Kaur Keith
  • Origin

    Punjab, India
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Rajinder K. Keith and Narinder K. Keith in honor of their mother, Sardarni Karam Kaur Keith
  • Type

    Jewelry and Ornament
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