A Mughal three-strand pearl double sided necklace. 18th century
A three-strand pearl double sided necklace.
North India. Mughal period 18th century
With 22 karat gold pendants set with diamonds and rubies, the back decorated with coloured enamels, each pendant set with pearls hanging at the bottom.
- 44,5 cm
The Mughal emperors and empresses wore rich necklaces and chains, strewn with pearls, gemstones, and quality beads. Necklaces and chains ranged from thin ornaments with enameled pendants to heavy ornaments with glittering gemstones. Gemstones and premium beads feature prominently on these ornaments, to give wearers a richly bejeweled look.
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