English History

The Crown of Bahadur Shah II, the last Mughal emperor

Syed Faizan Siddiqui
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The Crown of Bahadur Shah II, the last Mughal emperor.

It was crafted in the second quarter of the 19th century, most probably in Delhi or the surrounding areas by goldsmiths and jewellers.

It is strictly speaking, not a crown, but an article of headdress. Gold, turquoises, rubies, diamonds, pearls, emeralds, feathers and velvet were all used in its creation. Its dimensions are 28.5 x 23.5 x 23.5 cm.

It is kept today in Britain, as part of the Royal Collection.

Via~ MMM

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