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A GOLD PENDANT (THALI) TAMIL NADU, SOUTH INDIA, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY The central element of a marriage necklace (kazhutthuru), of elongated shape with spherical and cylindrical elements to the centre beneath a stylised two-fold umbrella, the reverse with the goddess Lakshmi on a lotiform throne against a floriated ground, the upper panel with a flower spray flanked by two mythical female beings 7in. (17.8cm.) long

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