Thumb Ring
Mughal or Deccan, India
18th Century

Fabricated from gold, this thumb or archers ring is set with diamonds all over and enamelled in emerald green, gold and white, with the top and bottom edged in blue. The front forms a stylised floral motif, with leaf and bud motifs at the sides and back. The archer's thumb ring, worn by Mughal emperors and princes served a functional as well as decorative purpose.

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