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Pair of Pendants in the Shape of an Auspicious Symbol

Pair of Pendants in the Shape of an Auspicious Symbol

185-72 BC

Part of a set. See all set records

India, Shunga Period

(c. 187-78 BC)

Gold

John L. Severance Fund 1973.61

Description

These ornaments probably would have been strung on a long beaded necklace. The symbols are known by various names, including triratna, nandyavarta, and trishula. They are auspicious and reference creative, life-affirming energy.

See also
Collection: 
Indian Art - Sunga
Type of artwork: 
Jewelry
Medium: 
Gold

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