Disc stone

Northern India

Not on view

Recent finds of gold foil alongside finely carved discs suggest ring and disc stones were jewelers’ molds. Their designs incorporate honeysuckle and lotus, signs of auspiciousness and abundance. The Hellenized honeysuckle, introduced to India from Persia, had a popular local equivalent, the snake flower (nagapuspa

Disc stone, Steatite, Northern India

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