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North India, 19th century
Gold, diamonds, rubies, enamel
Acc. No. 82.259
The belt (kamarband) of gold in the form of eighty-four rectangular interlocking plaques in two rows, each with a floral motif set with diamonds and cabochon rubies on a green and gold ground. On one side, the drop shaped petal of the flower projects in a semi-circle which fits into a corresponding semi-circular recess in the next plaque. The clasp of eight similar plaques arranged vertically. The reverse is plain gold.