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one of a set of two bracelets
  • India
  • one of a set of two bracelets, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: India
  • metal
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 3 x 9 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 1/8 x 3 1/2 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Kansas Bible Chair
  • On view: Gallery 405, Metal Drawer 2
  • 2007.3300.01
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Exhibitions

This is one of a set of two identical silvertone metal bracelets. It has a flared profile from top to bottom. There is a hinge on one side and a cluster of round balls at the closure. It has pins to slide into the rings for closure, but they appear to be missing. 2007.3300.01 currently has a small wooden dowel for a hinge, though it may not be original.

There is a band of small balls at the small edge, with rope-like decoration below. There is a wide band of vertical lines, with diamond-shaped clusters of small balls at regular intervals. There is a band of circles with very small flowers in each circle and larger flowers between. The bottom of the circles gives the appearance of a scalloped edge embellished with small spheres. There is a second layer of scallops behind and small loose metal balls between the scalloped layers.