Date: 9th–10th century
Culture: India (Jammu & Kashmir, ancient kingdom of Kashmir)
Medium: Gold inset with garnet
Dimensions: H. 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm); W. 11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Evelyn Kossak, The Kronos Collections, 1988
Accession Number: 1988.395a–c
This three-piece repoussé diadem is a rare example of early Indian jewelry. Four kinnaris—half-bird, half-female celestial celebrants—dominate the design. It was probably made in Kashmir, judging by the likeness of the kinnaris to those depicted on the ninth-century temple of Avantisvamin at Avantipur, Kashmir.