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Hair ornament for a plait

Hair ornament for a plait

  • Place of origin:

    Bangalore (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A plait ornament (jadainagam) made of gold V-shaped links repoussé and chased with masks and conventional birds.

Place of Origin

Bangalore (made)


19th century (made)


Length: 11.75 in, Width: 1.75 in

Descriptive line

13 pieces 5 headed snake; Jewellery, gold, chased, Bangalore, C19

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hendley, Thomas Holbein, 'Indian Jewellery', The Journal of Indian Art, 1909, vol XII, Nos 95-107, plate 98, 675.
Stronge, S.,Smith, N., and Harle, J.C., A Golden Treasury: jewellery from the Indian Subcontinent, Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Art Series, 1988




Repousse; Chasing


South & South East Asia Collection

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