An enamelled gold Footprint of Vishnu (Vishnupada) Necklace
Nathadwara, Rajasthan, 19th Century
comprising eleven gold pendants, ten in the form of lobed palmettes, decorated with polychrome enamel, the fronts depicting a pair of feet bearing symbols, verso with Shri Nath ji inscribed in Devanagari script, two suspension loops above, one below; one rectangular pendant with a miniature painting of Shri Nathji in opaque watercolour and gold, verso plain gold, four suspension loops above, an emerald bead on twisted wire suspended below; the pendants on a red thread alternating with four diamond and ruby-set gold elements and eight oblong plain gold elements
21cm. long approx.; the largest pendant 3.7 cm. wide; 86 g.