MONUMENTAL SILVER NECKLACE
Silver necklace comprising nithteen silver elements all on a black cotton string.
each element is 4,5 cm.
Tamil Nadu, India, early XX century.
In South Indian sculpture, the images of the Hindu deities are often as luxuriously bejewelled . This impressive necklace once would have adorned a large sculpture of Nandi, the bull traditionally associated with Shiva.