Marriage Necklace (Thali). Late 19th century, India (Tamil Nadu, Chetiar). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, 1991 (991.32.3)

Marriage Necklace (Thali). Late 19th century, India (Tamil Nadu, Chetiar). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, 1991 (991.32.3)

About an hour’s drive south of Chennai along the Bay of Bengal is the ancient heritage site of Mahabalipuram, which dates as far back as the 4th century.

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About an hour’s drive south of Chennai along the Bay of Bengal is the ancient heritage site of Mahabalipuram, which dates as far back as the 4th century.

India ~ Tamil Nadu | Hindu marriage ornament ('thali') showing the goddess of good fortune, Lakshmi, and birds. | Gold | ca. 19th century | Just one of the many fabulous images included in the publication Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment: Australia, Oceania, Asia, Africa.  Author Truus Daalder ~ http://www.ethnicartpress.com.au | This image is from page 308 of the publication

India ~ Tamil Nadu | Hindu marriage ornament ('thali') showing the goddess of good fortune, Lakshmi, and birds. | Gold | ca. 19th century | Just one of the many fabulous images included in the publication Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment: Australia, Oceania, Asia, Africa. Author Truus Daalder ~ http://www.ethnicartpress.com.au | This image is from page 308 of the publication

Chennai (Madras), India --- The "Singara" (beautiful) Chennai from where I am originally. This city is located on the southern coastal region of India.

Chennai (Madras), India --- The "Singara" (beautiful) Chennai from where I am originally. This city is located on the southern coastal region of India.

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