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Karnataka, 20th century
Acc. No. 96.423
The sheet gold necklace is composed of eighteen identical panels each in the form of a tiger&rsquos claw fitted with a cap decorated with a kirtimukha &lsquoface of glory&rsquo motif in relief and further surmounted with a cabochon ruby. The center panel features a flower set with a ruby in the center in lieu of the tiger&rsquos claw. The end pieces also worked in relief are triangular in shape. All the panels are filled with lac.