Armband (vanki)


National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi
New Delhi , India

The v-shaped arm jewel (vanki) worn on the upper arm above the elbow is crafted from sheet gold and worked in repoussé. A round cabochon ruby in the middle is surmounted with a kirtimukha or “face of glory” motif. Lions, birds, peacocks, flowers and scrolling vines decorate the entire surface with minute decorative details executed on the images.


  • Title: Armband (vanki)
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: 1800/1900
  • Location: Tamil Nadu
  • Physical Dimensions: Gold, ruby
  • Accession Number: 92.247

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