Northern India; Mughal, dated AH 1016 (AD 1607-8)
Jade
H. 5.5 cm; Diam. 7.4 cm

This is the earliest dated jade artefact that can be linked without doubt to any Mughal emperor. A royal dedication announces that it was made for Jahangir while an inscription states that it was the personal cup of the emperor made in the second year of his reign (between April 1607 and March 1608).