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  • Place of origin:

    Rajasthan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1886 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawn in ink and pencil on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Col. T. H. Hendley.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing, ink and pencil on paper, sketch to illustrate casting of an anklet in Rajasthan, manufacturing the anklet.

Place of Origin

Rajasthan (made)


ca. 1886 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Drawn in ink and pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'No 7 Manufacture of the santh or anklet'
Written above sketch, in red ink.

'Mzzs. Cup of blacksmith/Metal/ribbon/Edge of the sheath/mould cut open on the/side after the anklets are/cast-/S...dhan. draughtsman.'
Annotations around and beneath left hand sketch, in red ink.

'Hole for/escape of wax/Edges of the/ribbons/the santh/the second santh/Loading rods/Mould cut open at/the edge to show pair/of sanths.'
Annotations around and beneath right hand sketch, in red ink.


Height: 17.2 cm, Width: 21.7 cm each

Object history note

The sketches IS.24 to 30-1996 are accompanied by four sheets of writing paper containing notes in Hendley's (who commissioned the sketches) hand on the subject. Rp 96/1423.

Descriptive line

Drawing, anklet-casting, ink on paper, Rajasthan, ca. 1886

Production Note

Commissioned by Thomas Holbein Hendley.


Paper; Ink; Pencil



Subjects depicted

Anklet; Metal-working; Jewellery


Drawings; Paintings; Metalwork; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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