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Three Large Indian Anklets

Maharashtra, India
early 20th century

width: 11.5cm, height: 6.5cm, weight: 401g; width: 10cm, height: 6.8cm, weight: 440g; width: 9.5cm, height: 5cm, weight: 328g

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UK art market

These three, different, large and sculptural anklets are of silvered cast bronze and silver alloy.

Each is beautifully cast with motifs to suggest interlocking chainwork, bells and so on.

The two smaller examples have small grains inside so that the anklet would rattle when the wearer moved.

Each has wear and obvious age.

See Hoek (2004, p. 143) and Ghose (2016, p. 201) for related examples.



Ghose, M. (ed.), Vanishing Beauty: Asian Jewelry and Ritual Objects from the Barbara and David Kipper Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, 2016.

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

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