• Family Tour 2



Find the object in the Introductory Gallery on Floor 2

Look carefully at this necklace. Can you see the white pearls and red spinels that hang from the golden chain? Do you know where pearls come from? Here is a hint: Diving for pearls used to be an important industry in Qatar and the Arabian Gulf. This necklace was made in India for powerful rulers called the Mughals. How do you think these pearls travelled from the Gulf to India?

JE.26.1997, Spinel, Diamond, Pearl, India, 17th century CE

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