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Necklace Bead and Pair of Pendants in the Shape of an Auspicious Symbol

Necklace Bead and Pair of Pendants in the Shape of an Auspicious Symbol

c. 150 BC

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Gold

John L. Severance Fund 1973.66

Description

These exceptionally fine pieces of gold jewelry would have been strung on a necklace. The auspicious symbols on either side of the egg-shaped bead are in the form of full blown lotus flowers with the seed pods carefully detailed, and trident-shaped forms decorated with stylized palmette motifs emanate down from the lotuses.

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

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