The Mughals, a treasury of the world » Bangle (LNS 2219 J)

Bangle set with rubies, diamonds and chrysoberyl cat’s eye (LNS 2219 J). Image courtesy of © The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait.

Bracelet set with rubies, diamonds and chrysoberyl cat’s eye
India, Mughal
Circa 1630 – 1650
Diameter 6 cm
Bangles that terminate in confronting animal heads were popular in Indian jewellery design. Makara (a mythical creature of Hindu origin) heads were popular motifs for bangles of this form. This particular bangle is adorned with enamelled tiger heads. The exterior is gem-set with rubies and diamonds, whilst the interior is adorned with champlevé enamelled floral scrolls.

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