The hoop-shaped torque necklace (hansuli) centers on a multi-petalled flowerhead set with white sapphires and surrounded by pearls. The hoop of the necklace is set with a row of gem-set flowers and leaves on a blue enamel ground. The enamelled arc at the back opens to fit the jewel around the neck. The underside of the torque is decorated with polychrome enamel.


  • Title: Necklace (hansuli)
  • Creator: Unknown Artist
  • Date: 1800/1900
  • Location: Rajasthan
  • Physical Dimensions: Gold, white sapphires, pearls, enamel
  • Accession Number: 88.195

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