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Nose ring

Nose ring

  • Place of origin:

    India (Believed to have come from the Bilwara region near Kota, Rajasthan, made)

  • Date:

    20th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    granulated and beaten gold with glass decoration.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr W. Ganguly

  • Museum number:

    IS.274-2019

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A large gold nose ring, called a bali, with a facetted gold loop with a hook, and an eye made from the twisted end of the ring as a fastening. It is decorated with a gold grannulated disc with a turquoise blue glass inset bead soldered onto a beaten part of the ring. There are also two gold facetted balls, three granulated rings and a red glass bead threaded onto the ring adjacent to the eye.

Place of Origin

India (Believed to have come from the Bilwara region near Kota, Rajasthan, made)

Date

20th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

granulated and beaten gold with glass decoration.

Dimensions

Weight: 12.8 g, Height: 6.3 cm, Width: 6 cm

Object history note

Bought by Dr Ganguly from the jewellers, amrapali, in Jaipur, in July 2007

Historical context note

Rings of this type typically worn by Jat or Gurjar women.

Descriptive line

gold and glass nose ring from Rajasthan

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

p. 88, illus
Ganguly, W., Nose Rings of India, Delhi, 2015

Categories

Jewellery

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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