Bracelet (Kada) with Makara Head Terminals
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.
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