ritual & belief: ritual apparatus

Body adornment, pendant, made of copper alloy. The object is made in two parts, which are joined with a hinge. The top piece is a curved bar, with a loop at either end and a peacock figure above the centre. The bottom part is heart-shaped, and has a pattern in relief featuring flowers and diamond shapes, with a row of perforated loops around the outer edge. Lost wax casting, dhokra, technique.

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