Bhugola or Earth-Ball, by Ksema Karna, Indian, 1571
|Inventory Number:|| 51703|
|Object Type:|| |
Ksema Karna (Maker)|
|Place Created:|| India Asia
|Brief Description:||Ball in two parts, the lower flattened, the upper rising to a peak. There is a hinge and a locking clasp.|
Mounted on a later wooden stand with three elephant supporters.
With two circular sheets of MS transcription and English translation.
|Primary Inscriptions:||Signed in devanagari script with the date as a chronogram: "In the Saka year 1493 in the reign of the earth-lord Viraji by Ksema Karna the learned [was] the earth-ball created"|
|Provenance:||Presented by Captain Cobb.|
White metal solder