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    Indian Silver Toe Ring

    Rajasthan or Uttar Pradesh, India
    19th century

    length: 7.3cm, width: 5.4cm, weight: 47g

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    Provenance

    private European collection

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    This elegant toe ring is of heavy, cast silver alloy, and in the form of a betel or paan  leaf. It was won on the middle toe, lying flat over the foot, with the finial pointing upwards.

    Related examples are illustrated in Gerlach (1971, p. 127), Untracht (1997, p. 277) and Barnard (2008, p. 38).

    References

    Barnard, N., Indian Jewellery, V&A Publishing, 2008.

    Gerlach, M. (ed.), Primitive and Folk Jewelry, (originally published in 1906), Dover Publications, 1971.

    Untracht, O., Traditional Jewelry of India, Thames & Hudson, 1997.

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