The Kargaly Diadem

A Gold Diadem with Turquoise, Carnelian and Coral, 2nd century BC - 1st century AD, Almaty, Kazakhstan

The Kargaly Diadem was buried in a pit on the southern edge of the steppe in the northern foothills of the Tianshan mountains some 2000 years ago. This was a period when the Han Empire of China was seeking to increase its hold over the western borderlands and it is in that context, and the fluctuating rivalries of local tribes, that the Kargaly diadem is to be understood. Chinese iconography figures prominently on the diadem which may have been a diplomatic gift from the Han imperial court. However, technological details suggest that it was produced within the western borderlands beyond China.


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