A large silver-mounted rudraksha bead Necklace (Gowrishankaram)
Southern India, 18th Century
comprising a large silver pendant with scrolling floral decoration worked in repoussé around a central shrine with Shiva and Gowri seated on Nandi, the bull vehicle of Shiva, the pendant surmounted with a ruby-set finial; a silver amulet box suspended below, set with a small central emerald, with three terminals in the form of temple spires; the pendant suspended on a necklace of rudraksha beads alternating with metal spacers, the silver clasp with repoussé scrolling floral motifs surrounding a small seated figure of Ganesha on a double lotus throne
the necklace 31 cm. long approx.; the pendant 16 cm. wide
- This lot has been withdrawn.