More of the "Treasures of the Maharajas"
exhibit at the Met (all of the pieces
now belong to Sheikh Hamad Al-Thani, of
Qatar). These are early- to mid-19th-century
ankle bracelets, which might have been
worn by a woman or a man. They're gold, with
sapphires and pearls and green glass beads—so
pretty, but you probably wouldn't want to wear them
if you were planning to sneak up on someone.
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