Nov 23, 2004

Pair of Pendants in the Shape of an Auspicious Symbol

Pair of Pendants in the Shape of an Auspicious Symbol

185–72 BC

Part of a set. See all set records

India, Shunga period

(185–78 BCE)


John L. Severance Fund 1973.61


These ornaments probably would have been strung on a long beaded necklace. The symbols are known by various names, including triratna, nandyavarta, and trishula. They are auspicious and reference creative, life-affirming energy.

See also
Indian Art - Sunga
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