Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pendant?
  • India
  • pendant?, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: India
  • metal
  • Object Height/Width: 6 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width: 2 3/8 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Kansas Bible Chair
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3308
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Description

The triangular shaped silvertone metal pendant has a portion of a link on the facing right and a ring on the facing right. The main portion has a bar across the top with raised cones created from silvertone balls at either end, and a row of small balls across the top. The majority is heart-shaped, with a cone in the center. There are spoke-like projections from the venter, two solid heart-shaped lines and a border of circles with small dot-like embellishments.

The link at the facing right end has two rope-like designs and a small cone in the center.

The oval panel at the facing left end is decorated with circles around the perimeter, with a cone in the center with a loop for the attachment. There is a ring on the back of this curved panel.

There are two linked, diamond-shaped panels. They are decorated with small silvertone balls around the perimeter, each with a cone in the center. There is a ring on the back of one, and loops on the side of the other, indicating it was attached to something else. There is another ring that is unattached.