length: approx. 42cm, weight: 30g
This fine, striking necklace of gold spheres and engraved gold plaques attached to a black cord is from South India. The spheres are filled with resin.
The gold latch is possibly later – perhaps dating to the end of the 19th century – in order to make the necklace more wearable in a modern setting.
Utracht, O., Traditional Jewelry of India, Thames & Hudson, 1997.
UK art market
Inventory no.: 4567