Friday, August 21, 2009

Rajaraja I, has eleventh

nscriptions carved on the walls detailing the gem experts' many classifications for pearls, diamonds and rubies.

When the jewel filled treasuries became goals for northern invaders, the temples added fort-like walls, most notably around the hugely wealthy Ranganatha Temple at Sringangam. India Jewelry ear rings.

Even today, fine jewelry continues to be commissioned for the gods and, as Molly Emma Aitken explains in her excellent catalogue essay, 'wealth

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