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Silver Hollow Nepalese Kalli Anklets

Newar People, Nepal
early 20th century

exterior diameter: 13.5cm, interior diameter: 9.5cm, weight: 260g

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Provenance

UK art market

These hollow silver anklets were worn by married women until the birth of their first child. They have two large lotus bud finials and the hoops are stylised dragon bodies with pointy, leaf-like scales. The central sections of the hoops however have been left plain.

A similar pair are illustrated in Hoek et al (2004, p. 180).

The examples here are in fine condition and are without dents or losses. The silver is high-grade.

References

Hoek, C., et al, Ethnic Jewellery: From Africa, Asia and Pacific Islands, Pepin Press, 2004.

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