Jasmine Bud Necklace (Malligai Arumbu Malai)

Date:
19th century
Culture:
India (Tamil Nadu and Kerala)
Medium:
Gold with rubies strung on black thread
Dimensions:
Necklace: L. 27 1/2 in. (69.9 cm)
Each element: H. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Classification:
Jewelry
Credit Line:
Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.32.2
Not on view
This dramatic neck ornament is composed of jasmine bud elements inset with ruby and with tapering extensions.
Cynthia Hazen Polsky , New York (until 1991; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Selections for the Opening of The Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries," 1994.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Indian Paintings," 1994–95.