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Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India

Hand of Vishnu
17th century
Emerald and diamond in 22K gold
14 x 8 x 1.5 cm.

Fashioned from emeralds and diamond and set in enameled gold, this exceptional Hindu ritual artifact is engraved in Sanskrit on the back with devotional verses from the Bhagavad Gita in praise of Lord Krishna.

Courtesy of a private collection. Photo by Robert Weldon/GIA.