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Bracelet

Date:
18th–19th century
Geography:
India, Jaipur
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Gold, enamel; with pearls, emeralds, quartz, and rubies
Dimensions:
L. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm) W. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm) D. 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
Classification:
Jewelry
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. J. A. Sellon, 1964
Accession Number:
64.18
Not on view
This bracelet from Jaipur, a city known for its enamelwork, has a wide enameled clasp decorated with birds and flowers. Matching ornamented gold bars alternate with grouped rows of seed pearls to form the band. The screw and cylinder clasp of the bracelet, rarely found in other Islamic traditions, was commonly used in Mughal and later Indian jewelry.
Mrs. J. A. Sellon, Portchester, NY (until 1964; gifted to MMA)
Landman, Neil H. Pearls: a Natural History. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001.



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