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Necklace

Unknown Artist1900/2000

National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi

The sheet gold necklace is composed of eighteen identical panels each in the form of a tiger’s claw fitted with a cap decorated with a kirtimukha ‘face of glory’ motif in relief and further surmounted with a cabochon ruby. The center panel features a flower set with a ruby in the center in lieu of the tiger’s claw. The end pieces also worked in relief are triangular in shape. All the panels are filled with lac.

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Details

  • Title: Necklace
  • Creator: Unknown Artist
  • Date: 1900/2000
  • Location: Karnataka
  • Physical Dimensions: Gold, rubies
  • Accession Number: 96.423

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