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Toe rings

Toe rings

  • 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 fish design and chain

Place of Origin

Sri Lanka (made)


19th century (made)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 1.9 cm with hoop, Length: 3.2 cm, Width: 1.9 cm, Length: 8 cm chain No.A, Width: 0.9 cm chain

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 and chain, silver, 19th century, Sri Lanka.

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

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


Jewellery; Metalwork


South & South East Asia Collection

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