Anklet, One of a Pair

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These large and heavy anklets were worn as part of a suite of jewelry by women in the state of Gujarat. They are ornamented with floral and vegetal motifs which are typical of Indian jewelry. The chain and cluster of balls would have created a musical noise as the wearer moved wearing these jewels.

This ornament was formerly in the collection of American artist and designer Lockwood de Forest (1850–1932) who purchased many jeweled objects while traveling in India between 1879–1881. Today, his collection of Indian jewelry in the Met serves as a near-comprehensive assemblage of late nineteenth century bodily adornment.

Anklet, One of a Pair, Silver

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