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Archer's Thumb Ring
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Archer's Thumb Ring


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Description Archers in India used rings made of wood, bone, or leather to protect their thumbs and to control the bowstring when shooting arrows. Thumb rings made of precious materials were probably never intended for use in archery. Instead, they were given as gifts, admired for their artistry, and worn as personal ornaments.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/11/1981Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance Laura F. Delano, New York; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1972.
Credit Bequest of Laura F. Delano, 1972

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Period
17th century (Early Modern)
Medium
nephrite, gold, pearls, and gemstones
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.1471
Measurements
H: 1 1/8 × W: 3 1/4 × D: 2 3/16 in. (2.9 × 8.3 × 5.6 cm)
Geographies
  • India (Place of Origin)

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