• Friday, August 19, 2022


Necklace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s wife auctioned for £187,000 in UK

Maharani Jindan Kaur’s necklace (Photo: Twitter)

By: Keerthi Mohan

An emerald and seed-pearl necklace owned by Maharani Jindan Kaur, the wife of Sikh emperor Maharaja Ranjit Singh, has been auctioned for £187,000 in London. The necklace was initially estimated to fetch somewhere between £80,000 and £120,000. Kaur is the final and the only one of Maharaja’s wives not to commit Sati, a practice where a widow threw herself on to her husband’s funeral pyre. The necklace was among a number of other treasures from the Lahore Treasury auctioned as part of the ‘Bonhams Islamic and Indian Art Sale’ in London. The entire sale, which had a number of items…

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