New York, NY. By Appointment

Ear Ornament (Pambadam)

19th Century.

Tamil Nadu, South India.

Length with clip earring 2¾″

Width: 1¾″.

These spectacular ornaments have been made into wearable earrings. There is a small chain to which a small clip-on earring was attached. The earrings are made of 22 karat sheet gold and filled with lac. The design if of a geometric form said to resemble a serpent, abstract bird or a horse.