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Nose Ring, Bulak

20th century (made)
Place Of Origin

Gold bulak of a crescent-shaped form with a short u-shaped loop for the right nostril. The piece has a gold sheet at the back onto which is applied patterns of granulation and wirework with a pale blue enamel crescent with irregular gold spots under a tear-drop shape filled with dark blue enamel.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold and enamel, Wirework and granulation
Brief Description
Nose ring, bulak in gold and enamel from Himachal Pradesh
Physical Description
Gold bulak of a crescent-shaped form with a short u-shaped loop for the right nostril. The piece has a gold sheet at the back onto which is applied patterns of granulation and wirework with a pale blue enamel crescent with irregular gold spots under a tear-drop shape filled with dark blue enamel.
Dimensions
  • Weight: 6.1g
  • Height: 4.7cm
  • Width: 3.1cm
Credit line
Given by Dr W. Ganguly
Object history
Dr Ganguly purchased this noe ornament from Michael Beste, a jewellery dealer, in December 2008
Bibliographic References
  • Ganguly, W., Nose Rings of India, Delhi, 2015p.63, illus
Collection
Accession Number
IS.106-2019

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record createdApril 29, 2015
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