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Earrings (chand bali)
Rajasthan, 19the century
Gold, diamonds, rubies, pearls, enamel
Acc. No. 88.968 (1-2)
The earrings (chand bali) in the form of two crescent moons set within each other, each studded with diamonds and rubies within geometric outlines. A fish-shaped pendant set with diamonds and ruby eyes is suspended from the large outer crescent moon, which is further edged with a line of pearls and bunches of pearls. The crescent forms are surmounted with a flowerhead with ruby center and diamond petals and a pearl border. The reverse of the earrings is enamelled in a palette of red, green and white.