Diphylleia grayi also known as the skeleton flower. The petals turn transparent with the rain.
"Lie to me like you used to
Tell me everything is how it should be
Lie to me, did you have to?
Because in the end it never matters what I think
And I can barely tell the sky from the shoreline
And I can see myself reflected in your eyes”
- Dated: late 18th / early 19th century
- Culture: Indian, Mughal
- Medium: steel, jade, rubies, gold, silver
- Measurements: overall length 40cm
The Mughal dagger has a pistol-grip hilt of pale green jade with inlaid coloured stones set in gold and carved with flowers. The scabbard has with silver mounts pierced with foliage.
Source: Copyright © 2014 Amir Mohtashemi