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Necklace (manga malai)

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Necklace (manga malai)
90.752

Necklace (manga malai)
South India, early 20th century
Gold, rubies, white sapphires
Acc. No. 90.752

Description:
The necklace (manga malai) is made up of forty-six mango-shaped pendants each set with a white sapphire in the middle and surrounded by cabochon rubies. Each mango pendant is interspersed with trefoil- shaped elements set with cabochon rubies. The units are strung on a flexible flat woven gold cord.

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