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Nose ring
Bombay region, India
Early-mid 20th century
Gold, pearls, and glass beads
Diam: 3 cm
Purchase, Fritz and Camilla Hollander Foundation, Stockholm
Accession number: B87.1230

The nose ring was worn mainly by village women. As the Jews migrated to the cities and were exposed to British culture, the nose ring disappeared.


From the Israel Museum publications:
Slapak, Orpa, ed., The Jews of India: A Story of Three Communities, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1995, English / Hebrew
Ben Ami, Alia, ed., In All Their Finery: Jewels from the Jewish World, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2002
The Jewish World 365 Days, from the Collections of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, USA, 2004

Exhibitions:
Highlights of the Judaica and Jewish Ethnography Collections Online, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir


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