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Necklace

Museum number:
9-22501
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Accession number:
Acc.2697
Object count:
1
Description:
necklace made of metallic gold and red yarns; decorative, gold metallic yarns wrapped and woven to create cylindrical amulet in middle which two jingling bores hang from; originally appears to have had 3 jingling bores attached; alternating red and gold sections of thread about 13cm long, extend from each side of centerpiece; yellow tassle attached at end of necklace. thick cylinder in middle, resemble protective amulets. the material is metallic yarns (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:
Brass (alloy), 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 1.1 centimeters and length 78 centimeters
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