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Gilt silver with diamonds, emeralds, rubies, pearls, and enamel
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.280
The fish are crystal on one side and emerald on the other.
Worn either as earrings or pendants from a crown, these double-sided, symmetrical jeweled assemblages each feature a fish as the central ornament. The pair of fish is one of a set of eight auspicious symbols known in Indian art for more than two millennia. As creatures of the waters that are essential for life, they betoken fertility and abundance—attributes of an ideal ruler.
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