Ear Ornament for a Deity. Date: 17th-19th century; Culture: Nepal; Medium: Mercury, gilt silver, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, lapis lazuli, coral,

- Image ID: KNGC1D
Ear Ornament for a Deity. Date: 17th-19th century; Culture: Nepal; Medium: Mercury, gilt silver, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, lapis lazuli, coral,
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Image ID: KNGC1D
Ear Ornament for a Deity. Date: 17th-19th century; Culture: Nepal; Medium: Mercury, gilt silver, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, lapis lazuli, coral, pearls, and turquoise; Dimensions: H. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); W. 4 in. (10.2cm); Classification: Jewelry; Credit Line: John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1915 / The eight auspicious symbols (astamangala) are embedded in these pendants as a way of consecrating and making sacred the image to which they were attached.; Provenance: [ Lockwood de Forest American, New York 1850-1932 Santa Barbara, California, by 1915, sold to MMA]