Photographer Eliot Elisofon traveled to the Ivory Coast & Ghana, where he captured the countries’ ceremonial royal presentations. From 1970 to 1972 he followed Paramount Chief Nana Akyanfuo Akowuah Dateh II (Ghana) and Dignitary N’Goran Koffi (Ivory Coast).
The six segments of this bracelet feature miniature portraits of three Mughal emperors and their consorts. Indian artists adopted the technique of painting portrait miniatures on ivory with watercolors from British artists living and working in India during the 19th century. This delicate bracelet is, therefore, an interesting example of the cultural exchange between East and West during the period of European imperialism.