Neck Ornament from South India

Size:

9,0×3,6×2,1cm; 65,9 grams (including lac filling)

Region:

Tamil Nadu, South India

Type:

Pendant (tiruchchirappalli, kazhutthuru) from the Nattukottai Chettiar Community

Age/Period:

late 19th century

Material:

Gold, Lac

Condition:

Excellent

Description:

Shape of a trapeze with four “hanging fingers”. Shows Shiva and Parvati on the bull Nandi.

This piece was worn by the bride during the wedding ceremony.

When it changed the owner the letters V.R.C where engraved on the backside.

See: Siehe auch: Strong, Smith und Harle, A Golden Treasury, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1988, S. 6-77 und Oppi Untracht, Traditional Jewelry in India, London 1997, S. 168

gan15-beee – OLEE

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