VIRTUAL COLLECTION OF ASIAN MASTERPIECES

Add to Favorites

Add to Favorites
Your web browser does not support
Add to Favorites.

Please add the site using your bookmark menu.
The function is available only on Internet Explorer
search a masterpiece

Necklace
96.234
Download print email facebook twitter me2day

Why this is a
Masterpiece

The necklace in the form of an openwork torque in five hinged sections. In the front, the necklace is set with white sapphires in a design of seven flowers with an octagonal stone in the middle and surrounded with petals and meandering creepers and leaves all set with white sapphires. On either side of the center flower there is a graceful peacock with head turned back and a single pearl positioned on top in the middle and a pear-shaped floral pendant suspended below. The chain at the back in the form of a row of single stones. The back of the jewel is garden of flowers in painted pink enamel with green and blue highlights.

History of the Object
Necklace, an essential article of jewellery, is used to adorn the neckline. Some of the finest specimens of hand-made necklaces, dating back to approx. 3000 BCE, were unearthed from Indus Valley sites. They display remarkable craftsmanship in gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones and beads. The unbroken tradition of wearing necklaces continues till today.

Map Of Museums

See the Google map
Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Gold, White sapphire 
Measurements
28.3 x 20.6 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Banaras, Uttar Pradesh 
Geography
India 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century C.E. 
Function
Ornamentation  
Acquisition
Purchased  
Copyright
National Museum, New Delhi 
Acknowledgements
National Museum, New Delhi 
Owner
National Museum, New Delhi 
Museum
National Museum-New Delhi 
Credit line
National Museum, New Delhi 

Other
Masterpieces

SEE ALL MASTERPIECES
OF THIS MUSEUM

Show original language

This is your
favorite
Masterpiece ?

Add  your reaction  now !

BACK TO LIST

Thank you

Thank you for your reaction!
Your reaction has been sent successfully. OK
팝업창 닫기

E-mail to a Friend now!

E-mail to a Friend now!

Thank you

Mail has been sent successfully. OK
팝업창 닫기