Bracelet (Kada) with Makara Head Terminals

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 463

The terminals of this kada (bracelet) are in the form of two confronting makara heads, a mythical sea creature which resembles a water crocodile. The jewel is encrusted with diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sardonyxes as well as ornamented with a white ground enamel. This color palette of the clearly-executed enamel suggests it was made in Jaipur, where productions such as these were a specialty of the 19th and early 20th century.

Bracelet (Kada) with Makara Head Terminals, Enamel, gold; set with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and agate

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