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Necklace

Museum number:
9-22498
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Accession number:
Acc.2697
Object count:
1
Description:
rosary or preayer beads; string of 27 brown, rudraksha beads; each bead has brass, decorative piece on top and bottom, with a red, coral bead in between brass pieces; sequence of necklace is brass, rudraksha bead, brass, coral bead, brass...the last rudraksha bead on string does not have 2nd brass piece. rudraksha beads are made from the seeds of small tree (Eleaocarpus ganitrus) unique to Java. often worn as necklace by followers of Shiva
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) and Coral (material)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
1970
Context of use:
religious
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
length 85 centimeters and width 2 centimeters
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