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North India, 19th century
Gold, rubies, sapphire, cat&rsquos eye, yellow sapphire, emerald, diamond, pearl, coral, hessonite, enamel
Acc. No. 63.784
The armband (bazuband) in three hinged sections, the center of rectangular form with pear-shaped pieces on either side. The armband serves as an amulet set with the nine celestial gems or navaratna kundan-set in gold in a floral design on a green enamel ground framed within a border with diamonds set within leaf outlines on a red ground. The two side pieces center on a flower with a diamond center and ruby petals on a turquoise blue enamel ground within a diamond-set leaf border. The reverse of the amulet is enamelled with small white flowers and green leaves on a red ground.