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Necklace

Necklace

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    4th quarter 19th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Red tinted gold achieved by either boiling with tamarind seeds, or by exposing it to the fumes of sulphur during the smelting process.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. T.B. Thornhill

  • Museum number:

    IM.38-1927

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A le-gat (choker necklace) formed by 35 openwork segments of filigree and granular-work, interlocked together. At either end is a ring for the tying cords, by which the ornament is secured round the neck, gorget fashion.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

4th quarter 19th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Red tinted gold achieved by either boiling with tamarind seeds, or by exposing it to the fumes of sulphur during the smelting process.

Dimensions

Length: 22.2 cm, Diameter: 1.2 cm

Descriptive line

Burmese le-gat (choker necklace) of red tinted gold openwork. 4th quarter 19th century.

Materials

Gold; Tamarind juice

Techniques

Filigree

Production Type

Unique

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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