Enamel on gold is a landmark of Indian art, and this bangle epitomizes the work of Benares enamellers, characterized by pink and white flowers, from about 1780 to the early nineteenth century. A piece of jewelry such as this would have been a prized luxury item worn by a man.
Gold with enamel, diamonds, rubies
3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (9.5 x 9.5 cm)
inner diam: 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm) .
outer diam: 3 15/16 in. (10 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Purchase gift of Samuel S. and Diane P. Stewart
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Elephant Bangle, 18th-19th century. Gold with enamel, diamonds, rubies, 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (9.5 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchase gift of Samuel S. and Diane P. Stewart, 2005.2. Creative Commons-BY
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