Gold thali marriage pendant, South India
A 22 kt gold marriage pendant from South India, called “Thali”, worn by women in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. This kind of pendants are not massive, they usually have a lac core.
From first half 20th century.
The size of the pendant is 38 x 17 x 16,3 mm.
It weighs 8,5 gr.
“Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment” Daalder, Truus, Ethnic Art Press, 2009
“Traditional Indian jewellery” Untracht, Oppi, Thames & Hudson, 1997