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02/12 17:13 EST

Chased Repousse Silver Krishna Necklace
February 2014 Auction by Far East Asian Art

An important example of early 20th century workmanship of India's Jain minority, this sterling silver necklace is designed around iconic figures in high relief. Krishna, the central figure, is depicted as a cowherd leaning against one of his cattle as he plays his flute. A three-headed serpent hovers over the deity and he is flanked by ten finely detailed peacocks that curve upward to form the sides of the necklace. Five hanging clusters of beads give lightness and movement to the piece...
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