Pair of Anklets

gold on a lac core, enamelled and set with pearls, rubies and emeralds in gold kundan

10cm (diameter)

The anklets terminate in the heads of water monsters (makaras), vividly rendered in polychrome enamels and enhanced with precious stones. They make conspicuous use of shades of pink, a hallmark also of the school of enamellers in Multan and Sind.

P. Moura Carvalho, Gems and Jewels of Mughal India. Jewelled and enamelled objects from the 16th to 20th centuries, The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, volume XVIII, London 2010, cat.55, pp.130–31.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.447, p.371.