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Elephant Bangle

Asian Art

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.

MEDIUM Gold with enamel, diamonds, rubies
DATES 18th-19th century
DIMENSIONS 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)
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2005.2
CREDIT LINE Purchase gift of Samuel S. and Diane P. Stewart
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE side, 2005.2_side2_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (69%)
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