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Bhugola or Earth-Ball, by Ksema Karna, Indian, 1571

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Inventory Number: 51703
Object Type: Object
Persons: Ksema Karna (Maker)
Date Created: 1571
Place Created: India Asia
Accession Number: 1927-10
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 W.H. Cobb.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Brass
White metal solder
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
300 mm


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