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Necklace

Native NameHansli
Object Number:2017-24-4
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Jaipur
Period: 20th Century
Date Made: 20th Century
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1970
Section:Asian
Materials:Silver
Height: 19.4 cm
Width: 21 cm
Depth: 1.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Rosalind Dutton, 2017

Description

Woman's necklace in the form of a silver torque (hansli). The surface has various linear designs engraved into it and is mostly made up of hexagrams with five punched designs. The sides have circular designs that taper to a smooth end with a pointed tip that curves around to create a loop. The men's version of the necklace usually has small bells attached.

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