• Friday, August 19, 2022

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Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s golden quiver to be auctioned in London

Maharaja Ranjit Singh

By: Sarwar Alam

A gold-thread-embroidered, velvet-clad leather bow and arrow holder made for Maharaja Ranjit Singh leads a set of Indian treasures to go under the hammer in London later this month. The exquisite quiver, believed to have been made for ceremonial purposes rather than to be used in battle by the Sikh emperor – known as the Lion of Punjab – is estimated to fetch between £80,000 and £120,000 when it comes up for auction at the Bonhams Islamic and Indian Art sale on October 23. “This is a wonderful piece from the fabled Treasury of Lahore, and all the circumstantial evidence…

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