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Seven-Stranded Necklace (Satlari)

Object Name:
Necklace
Date:
18th century
Geography:
Made in India, Hyderabad
Medium:
Gold, enamel, pearls, rock crystal
Dimensions:
Ornament: H. 12-1/4" (31.2 cm) W. 7-1/2" (19 cm)
Classification:
Jewelry
Credit Line:
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1915
Accession Number:
15.95.72
Not on view
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.

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