A Tamil Nadu gold pendant (thali). Late 19th century
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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