A Tamil Nadu gold pendant (thali).
A Tamil Nadu gold pendant (thali) from a marriage necklace of modified hand form (astham) with four fingers displaying Shiva and Parvati seated on the bull Nandi, surrounded by flowers and scrolls in repoussé, openwork and engraving.
Weight 95 g (including the shellac filling).
Southern India. Late 19th/early 20th century.
Height 11.3 cm
HIgh Impact - conversation piece.
Strong, Smith and Harle, A Golden Treasury Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1988, p. 6-77
Oppi Untracht, Traditional Jewelry in India, London 1997, p. 168, fig. 307
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This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.