Head ornaments (suryan and chandran)


National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi
New Delhi , India

The head ornaments (suryan and chandran) represent the sun and the moon respectively and is worn on either side of the center parting of the hair on top of the head. The circular sun simulates a chrysanthemum flower with a diamond center surrounded by rows of rubies and diamonds and radiating petals set with cabochon rubies. Gold beads (some missing) decorate the outer edge. The crescent moon is also encrusted with rows of cabochon rubies with a diamond, ruby and emerald flower in the middle. A row of gold beads decorates the lower edge.


  • Title: Head ornaments (suryan and chandran)
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: 1900/1930
  • Location: Tamil Nadu
  • Physical Dimensions: Gold, rubies, diamonds, emeralds
  • Accession Number: 43sz (1-2)

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