Skull Necklace

Skull Necklace

Skull necklace. Silver and alloyed tin; 40 cm x 2 cm. Tribal central-eastern India, perhaps Orissa. c. early 20th century. J/D/2. Tiny bells dangling mischievously from beneath a row of macabre skulls characterizes this tribal necklace. The interlocking chain of fine craftsmanship and the hollow skulls cast in the lost wax technique pay homage to the metalsmith’s primeval sense of beauty.

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