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Varanasi, 19th century
Gold, diamonds, rubies, enamel
Acc. No. 57.105/2 (a-b)
The pair of bangles (kada) with elephant-head terminals and tusks entwined and set with diamonds the outer surface of the hoop is set with table-cut diamonds in foiled foliate surrounds on a green enamel ground and the inner surface is decorated with painted pink enamel flowers. The pair of opposing elephant heads with diamond set details is decorated with painted pink and white enamel or gulabi mina.