Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Toe ring

Toe ring

  • Place of origin:

    Sri Lanka (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir Everard im Thurn, KCMG, CB

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Toe ring with double spiral.

Place of Origin

Sri Lanka (made)


19th century (made)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 2.1 cm with hoop, Length: 3.6 cm, Width: 2.7 cm

Object history note

It is recorded that this would have been worn on the left foot by a Tamil dancing girl.

Descriptive line

Toe ring, silver, 19th century, Sri Lanka.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p. 112. pl. 6.5 centre
Barnard, Nick, Indian Jewellery: The V&A Collection London: V&A Publishing, 2008 Number: ISBN 9781851774838


Jewellery; Metalwork


South & South East Asia Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.