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Garland of berries India, late 19th-early 20th century This garland features double rudraksha seeds from the utrasam tree (Eleocarpus ganitrus), sacred to the Hindu god Shiva, alternating with gold spacer beads.
Gold and Ruby MangaMalai Necklace Tamil Nadu, South India 20th Century A gold mangamali necklace made from single mango pods each inset with a single cabochon ruby. These were made as symbols of fertility and often formed part of the marriage ensemble. The imagery is seen on many Chola bronzes and stone sculptures from all over India.