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Chelengk

JEW0368
Jewellery

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Collection Jewellery, Decorative art
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleHistorical Association: Nelson, Horatio
Historical Association: III, Sultan Selim
EventsFrench Revolutionary War: Battle of the Nile, 1798

Object details:

Object ID JEW0368
Description Replica of the diamond chelengk (JEW0367) presented by Sultan Selim III of Turkey to Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) after the Battle of the Nile in 1798. The chelengk is a turban ornament consisting of a central flower made up of sixteen petals with leaves and buds. The stalk of the flower is tied by a bow, above it are thirteen rays representing the ships captured at the Nile, which originally vibrated as the wearer moved. The replica was made for the film 'Bequest to the Nation' and was presented to the National Maritime Museum by the company that made the film.
Date made circa 1970

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. We regret that Museum enquiries have not been able to identify the copyright holder and would welcome any information that would help us update our records. Please contact the Picture Library.
Materials glass paste stones; metal
Measurements Overall: 138 mm x 104 mm x 19 mm
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