Original TItle: Kudagi Zhuzik
Pronunciation: Kudagi Zhuzik
DIMENSIONS: Length (widest): 7.9cm, Weight: 114g
COMPONENTS: The face or bezel is decorated with superb granulation work and inset with glass backed with red foil in four oval-shaped cartouches. The back has a single finger hoop through which one finger would be inserted. A small loop on one side of the ring would have allowed more chains or other attachments to be linked to the ring.
CONDITION: The example here has good wear and obvious signs of age. It is without losses or repairs.
NOTES: Related examples are illustrated in Borel (1994, p. 131), Seiwert (2009, p. 223), Geoffroy-Schneiter (2011, p. 66-67), Bashkanov et al (2012, p. 299) and Ghose (2016, p. 153).
Bashkanov, M., M. Bashkanov, P. Petrov, & N. Serikoff, Arts from the Land of Timur: An Exhibition from a Scottish Private Collection, Sogdiana Books, 2012.
Borel, F., The Splendour of Ethnic Jewelry: From the Colette and Jean-Pierre Ghysels Collection, Thames & Hudson, 1994.
Geoffroy-Schneiter, B., Asian Jewellery: Ethnic Rings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings, Belts, Head Ornaments, Skira, 2011.
Ghose, M. (ed.), Vanishing Beauty: Asian Jewelry and Ritual Objects from the Barbara and David Kipper Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, 2016.
Seiwert, W.D., Jewellery from the Orient: Treasures from the Bir Collection, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2009.
REFERENCE EXTERNAL LINKS: Kazakh Silver Matchmaker's Finger Ringhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdgpAY35zSQ
ITEM ID: 5442