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ca. 1850 (made)
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Place of origin

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


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Object type
Materials and techniques
Gold, enamelled and set with rubies and diamonds
Brief description
Gold Armlet, enamelled and set with rubies and diamonds, Jaipur, Rajasthan, ca. 1850.
Physical description
Gold armlet, enamelled and set with rubies and diamonds. The Makara head terminals have ruby and onyx eyes. Jaipur, Rajasthan ca. 1850.
Dimensions
  • Length: 8.2cm
  • Width: 7.8cm
Object history
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.
Bibliographic reference
Gioielli dall'India dai Moghul al Novecento, Milano, 1996, page 166. no. 126
Collection
Accession number
08668(IS)

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Record createdOctober 14, 2002
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