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  • Place of origin:

    Rajasthan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, enamelled and set with rubies and diamonds

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Gold armlet, enamelled and set with rubies and diamonds. The Makara head terminals have ruby and onyx eyes. Jaipur, Rajasthan ca. 1850.

Place of Origin

Rajasthan (made)


ca. 1850 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Gold, enamelled and set with rubies and diamonds


Length: 8.2 cm, Width: 7.8 cm

Object history note

Jaipur was renowned for its enamelling in the 19th century (Jacob and Hendley) and because of the enlightened patronage of her Maharajas, avoided the decadence then affecting other crafts in India. Enamelled bangles of this type were sent to the great international exhibitions held in London in 1851 and Paris in 1855 and 1861. The terminals are in the form of the heads of makaras, or mythical water-monsters.

Descriptive line

Gold Armlet, enamelled and set with rubies and diamonds, Jaipur, Rajasthan, ca. 1850.

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

Gioielli dall'India dai Moghul al Novecento, Milano, 1996, page 166. no. 126


Gold; Rubies; Diamonds; Onyx


Jewellery; Metalwork; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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