Upper Armlet
Maratha State, Western India
19th century

An upper armlet (bazuband) of plain gold sheet with a raised gold design of scrolling floral trellis, set with rubies, emeralds and pearls. Gold granules border the armlet at the top and bottom.
The ornament is fastened and kept in place by a chain from which is suspended a delicately designed bell (jhumka) that jingles.
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