Protective charm necklace against disease

Made:
1001-1800 in India
maker:
Unknown

Necklace of garnet beads found in a tomb, probably charm against disease, South Indian, 11th to 18th centuries

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A160682
Materials:
complete and garnet
Measurements:
beads: 6 mm,
type:
charm
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • jewellery
  • pendant
credit:
Sothebys