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Nose ring

Nose ring

  • Place of origin:

    Tamil Nadu (made)

  • Date:

    20th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Kundan gold, wirework, pearls and glass (or possibly garnets).

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr W. Ganguly

  • Museum number:

    IS.100-2019

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Nose ring in gold with red glass stones set in kundan in an abstract design of a snake-like peacock with a flower above. It is engraved on the reverse with an echoing peacock and floral design, and with a fringe of radiating pearls (two missing at lower edge) and white glass beads A section of silver wire is attached at the left hand side onto which is threaded three white glass beads with granulated gold spacers in between and a cluster of two small seed pearls and a small white glass bead. This pendant cluster is linked with fine gold wire onto the silver wire which is twisted into an eye at the end to receive the hook on the end of a short gold section of a loop attached to the right hand side of the ring above the tail of the symbolic design.

Place of Origin

Tamil Nadu (made)

Date

20th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Kundan gold, wirework, pearls and glass (or possibly garnets).

Dimensions

Height: 4 cm, Width: 3.4 cm, Weight: 10.4 g

Object history note

Dr Ganguly purchased this nose ring from Amrapali in April 2009

Descriptive line

Nose ring in gold with red glass stones set in kundan gold design of a peacock and flower, engraved on the reverse with the peacock and floral design, and with a fringe of radiating pearls (two missing at lower edge). Tamil Nadu

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

p.107, illus, p.36 illus (reverse)
Ganguly, W., Nose Rings of India, Delhi, 2015

Categories

Jewellery

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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