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  • Item: India gold Pampadam Earrings
  • Date: circa 1900.
  • Size: size 1 1/2" high ea. Weight: 52.1 gramsMaterial: Gold with resin fill

    This pair of gold ear ornaments are known as pampadam, They are worn in the earlobe by women of certain south Indian communities. They would be worn with one or two others of similar size and weight, pulling down and stretching the earlobe considerably. The remarkable semi-abstract design actually incorporates animal forms, showing the head of a snake or bird.Probably made by the Papad Tribe of Tamil Nadu, India. Similar to the pair in the Ghysels Collection, Brussels as well as the Victoria Albert museum # IS.5-1986

    Reserve: $3,500.00

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    India gold Pampadam Earrings

    Estimate $4,000 - $5,000Feb 26, 2019
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