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Nose ring

Museum number:
9-11393
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090011393
Alternate number:
445a (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.2696
Object count:
1
Description:
nose ring; silver; wire nose piece with crescent shaped ornament decorated with three balls; hook closure; diameter 4 cm.
Donor:
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Ready, Jr. Fund
Collection place:
Nathdwara, Udaipur district, Rajasthan
Verbatim coll. place:
India, Rajasthan, Nathdwara
Culture or time period:
Indian
Collector:
Renaldo "Ronald" Maduro
Collection date:
1969-1970
Materials:
Silver (metal)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
November 11, 1970
Context of use:
worn in fleshy part of [handwritten on card: (left)] nostril by women. made by men.
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
diameter 4 centimeters
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