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Lot 58
 
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A 'Bulaq' or Nose Ring



Gold

20th century
Himachal Pradesh


This gold nose ring, ornamented with intricate granulation and filigree work, is typically worn by married women in the Rewalsar region of Himachal Pradesh. Hung through a pierced septum, it is often paired with another nose-pin on the side.







  Lot 58 of 120  

FOLK AND TRIBAL ART AUCTION
26-27 FEBRUARY 2013

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'Bulaq' Nose Ring

A similar piece has been illustrated in Traditional Jewelry of India, Oppi Untracht, Thames and Hudson, London, 1997 (pl. 366)


 









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