A MUGHAL GEM-SET AND ENAMELLED BRACELET WITH MAKARA-HEAD TERMINALS, NORTH INDIA, 18TH CENTURY
the diamond-set and green-enamel stylised beads with makara-head terminals featuring ruby tongues and collars, string for fastening
In generally good condition, some wear to enamel and rubbing, slight dirt encrustations, string for fastening with minor wear as consistent with use, as viewed.
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The use of mythical and aquatic creatures in jewellery can be traced back over two thousand years as evident in the early Buddhist monuments of the Subcontinent such as Bharhut and Sanchi.