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Necklace

Museum number:
9-22500
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Accession number:
Acc.2697
Object count:
1
Description:
necklace made of metallic yarns with 1.5cm long coral cylinder at center; on either side of coral cylinder is 6.5cm of decorative gold, metallic yarns wrapped and woven to imitate cylinder shape; red tassle at end of necklace. coral is associated with Mars and the god of war, it is popularly used in protective amulets, especially by women and children against the evil eye. this necklace, with thick cylinder in the middle, resemble protective amulets. the material is metallic yarn (zari), often used in theatrical costumes.
Donor:
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Ready, Jr. Fund
Collection place:
India
Verbatim coll. place:
India
Collector:
Richard Lerner
Collection date:
before November 1970
Materials:
Coral (material), Silk, Synthetic, and Yarn
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
1970
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
width 1.5 centimeters and length 92 centimeters
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