- 19th century
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- Enamel, diamonds, pearls
- Overall: 1 x 3 x 3 in. (2.54 x 7.62 x 7.62 cm)
- Arts of Asia
- 304 SNAIL GALLERY
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Alta Brenner in memory of her daughter Andrea Bernice Brenner-McMullen
- Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
- OBJECT NUMBER:
Men and women wore bazu bands, that is, bejeweled bands that decorated the upper arm a few inches below the shoulder. This example is enameled on the back. The front is embellished with precious stones, an indication of the wearer's wealth. Bazu bands are often depicted in Indian painting and sculpture.
Catherine Asher, "Bazu band," in The Arts of India, South East Asia, and the Himalayas, Anne R. Bromberg (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013), 141.