Necklace (arya)


National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi
New Delhi , India

The rigid collar necklace (arya), crafted from gold and set with diamonds. The necklace comprises a broad, curved oval piece in an openwork foliate design with table-cut diamonds in foiled surrounds surmounted with a row of pearls in gold cups along the upper edge. Below the oval piece is a flexible mesh of diamond-shaped pieces set with diamonds suspending four tiered rows of triangular units, each set with diamonds and a fringe of pearls. The five diamond-set pieces fringed with pearls at the bottom completes the necklace. On the back, there is a complex network of loops and rings that holds the various elements of the jewel together.


  • Title: Necklace (arya)
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: 1800/1900
  • Location: Rajasthan
  • Physical Dimensions: Gold, diamonds, pearls, enamel
  • Accession Number: 90.494

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