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    Pair of Naga Brass Bracelets

    Naga People, North-Eastern India
    19th century

    internal diameter: approximately 6.8cm, combined weight: 549g

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    Provenance

    private European collection

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    These two bracelets are of brass and are of similar dimensions. Both have  solid, trumpet-shaped terminals that overlap and have faceted bodies. One is engraved with spiral motifs around the terminals; the other is plain.

    Similar examples are illustrated in Barbier (1984, p. 69) and Jacobs (1990, p. 262) who says examples with trumpet-shaped ends were made in Manipur, a state in north-eastern India, bounded by the Indian states of Nagaland, Mizoram, and Assam.

    The two are in excellent condition.

    References

    Barbier, J. P., Art of Nagaland: The Barbier-Müller Collection, Geneva, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1984.

    Jacobs, J., The Nagas: Hill Peoples of Northeast India, Thames & Hudson, 1990.

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