Archer's thumb-ring in the form of a bird
Thumb-rings of this type were worn to protect the ball of the thumb when the bow-string was released. It probably represents a partridge. The wings are indicated by a brownish stain and the eyes are red gemstones.
Description taken from the ‘Art From The Indian Sub-Continent In The Sainsbury Centre’ catalogue by Margaret A. Willey (Sainsbury Centre, UEA, 1995).
Acquired by the Sainsbury Family in 1972. Donated to the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia in 1973 as part of the original gift.
Title/Description: Archer's thumb-ring in the form of a bird
Born: 1600 - 1799
Object Type: Implement
Measurements: h. 32 x w. 61 x d. 28 mm
Accession Number: 275
Historic Period: 17th century, 18th century
Cultural Group: Mughal
Credit Line: Donated by Robert and Lisa Sainsbury, 1973