Large gold bangle with birds

This is an elaborately crafted gold bangle with a ribbed outer surface and smoothly finished inner circumference. A pair of finely sculpted peacocks flanks the screw which is seen in the form of a spire akin to the tower of a south Indian temple. Bangles such as these would have been made to be presented by royalty to scholars, artists, etc as a sign of imperial honour.

Date/Period
19th century
Region
India - Tamil Nadu
Dimension
Object Size: 13.0 x 10.0 x 2.7 cm
Accession No.
2016-00219
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Category
Gold