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Nose ring

Nose ring

  • Place of origin:

    Rajasthan (believed by Dr Ganguly to have been made in Kota., made)
    India (made)

  • Date:

    2nd half 20th century (made)
    20th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    gold, seed pearls, stone beads and glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr W. Ganguly

  • Museum number:

    IS.260-2019

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Nose ring made of a gold loop with attached decorative elements on the lower part where the ring has been hammered to accommodate the gold wire fixings of the leaf-shaped element made of tiny seed pearls with a tear-drop base-metal setting for green glass around which hang clusters of seed pearl and green glass beads with some even smaller blue beads fixed on gold wire. Above this to the right is a gold lozenge-shaped setting with inset gold loops of red glass at the corners threaded onto the nose ring through a soldered piece of rolled gold. On the other side next to the double-twisted loop closure are threaded two pearls, a flattened red stone bead and a ring of tiny seed pearls together with pendant red and green stone beads and an additional tiny green bead topped with a pearl.

Place of Origin

Rajasthan (believed by Dr Ganguly to have been made in Kota., made)
India (made)

Date

2nd half 20th century (made)
20th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

gold, seed pearls, stone beads and glass

Dimensions

Height: 3 cm, Width: 3.5 cm, Weight: 6.3 g

Descriptive line

Nose ring (moti walla) in gold, pearls and glass

Materials

Gold; Pearl; Glass; Semi=precious stone

Techniques

Wire-work; Casting

Categories

Jewellery

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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