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Archer's Thumb Ring
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Archer's Thumb Ring


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description Archers in Mughal India used thumb rings for protection and for greater accuracy in shooting their arrows. Thumb rings made of precious materials, like this example, probably were never intended for actual use. Instead, they were given as gifts, worn as personal ornaments, and admired for their artistry.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/11/1981Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance Laura F. Delano, New York; Walters Art Museum, 1972, by bequest.
Credit Bequest of Laura F. Delano, 1972

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Period
17th century (Early Modern)
Medium
nephrite, gold, gems
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.1471
Measurements
3/4 x 1 11/16 x 1 1/4 in. (1.9 x 4.2 x 3.1 cm)
Geographies
  • India (Place of Origin)

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