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A map of Zeloan as Sri Lanka was called dating back to 1702 – 1707 by the famous Cartographer Samuel Thornton. Samuel Thornton (d.1715) was the son and heir of the English chart-maker, John Thornton, who was the pre-eminent English mapmaker of the later part of the seventeenth century and first decade of the eighteenth. After his death in 1708, Samuel Thornton continued to re-issue his father’s charts, often with his imprint substituted. This could be from John Thornton's Atlas Maritimus.

A map of Zeloan as Sri Lanka was called dating back to 1702 – 1707 by the famous Cartographer Samuel Thornton. Samuel Thornton (d.1715) was the son and heir of the English chart-maker, John Thornton, who was the pre-eminent English mapmaker of the later part of the seventeenth century and first decade of the eighteenth. After his death in 1708, Samuel Thornton continued to re-issue his father’s charts, often with his imprint substituted. This could be from John Thornton's Atlas Maritimus.

Comb with the Goddess Lakshmi and Attendants  Ivory  18th Century  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Comb with the Goddess Lakshmi and Attendants Ivory Century Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

The Patiala Children

The Patiala Children - including Yadvinder Singh - Father of Amrinder Singh - the Current Maharaja✿⊱╮

Christ Child, Sri Lanka, second half of the 16th century   Carved rock crystal; gold mounts set with rubies and sapphires.   Rock crystal, a clear, colorless quartz, has been associated with India for millennia.   Only a handful of such crystal Christian images survive. The rubies   and sapphires set in gold mounts, which decorate the plinth under the   Christ Child, give the object the status of jewelry.

*Christ Child, Sri Lanka, second half of the century Carved rock crystal; gold mounts set with rubies and sapphires.

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