This seven stranded necklace, or satlari, was made in the city of Hyderabad in the Deccan region of India. Each strand holds a central pendant composed of a pearl drop surrounded by red, green, and colorless stones and enamel. In the early nineteenth century, this type of necklace was adapted by the French jewelry company Cartier, which began producing satlaris for wealthy Indian patrons.
Lockwood de Forest (American, New York 1850–1932 Santa Barbara, California), New York (until 1915; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Indian Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 18, 1973–April 1, 1973, no catalogue.
Date: late 17th–early 18th centuryMedium: Container: gold; pierced, repoussé, with cast legs and finials
Goa stone: compound of organic and inorganic materialsAccession: 2004.244a–dOn view in:Gallery 463