London, South Kensington
7 April 2006
A PAIR OF SILVER AND PARCEL GILT ALAMS, RAJASTHAN, 19TH CENTURY
Each silver alam with chased and repoussé decoration, with a central image of a mosque or tomb flanked by angels above a pair of lions, the top part with three forks surmounted by a hand with floral decoration in the interstices-12¾in. (32.5cm.) high (2)
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These very unusual alams must originate from a Shi'a centre in Rajasthan or North India.
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