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Gold jewelry given to a bride remains her property throughout her life. A liquid asset that may be sold in times of need, it is also desired for its beauty. The elegantly tapered form of this hair ornament evokes the poetic archetype of the beloved's braid as a sinuous snake. The largest medallion depicts the Hindu deity Krishna dancing beneath a multi-headed serpent.
- Published References
- Dr. Carol R. Bolon Mrs. Amita Sarin. Metaphors in Gold: The Jewelry of India. vol. 6, no. 4 New York, Fall 1993. pp. 24-25, fig. 7.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum