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2 050,00€
Weight 2 x 4 gr
Height 3,7 cm / 1.457 in (USA)
A pair of 20 kt gold earrings (early 20th century) part of the dowry of married women from Karnataka (South India) ... This type of earrings were worn directly on the earlobe ( large hole): obviously to make them wearable by western women, they are adapted with a gilded hook clasp ... They are called "Kirtimukha" ...
In reference, see book: "Earrings" by Waltraud GANGULY edited by B. R. Publishing Corporation