Pair of Ear Ornaments - Thandatti
Pair of Ear Ornaments - Thandatti

Pair of Ear Ornaments - Thandatti

c. 1900 Tamil Nadu India

Offered by Peter Petrou

Price Upon Request
Request Information
Favourite Item
These ear ornaments represent the harmonious working together of the three worlds which exist in Hindu belief. The First World is the terrestrial, physical universe; the Second World is the astral or mental plane, inhabited by spirits and angels and the Third World is the spiritual, divine universe of the Hindu Gods. These ornaments were given to daughters by their parents before marriage as a display of prestige and would have remained the possession of the woman.
British Museum U.K
Brooklyn Museum U.S
A World of Earrings from the Ghysels Collection p.121,325 pub.Skira 2001
Earrings: Ornamental Identity and Beauty In India by Waltraud Ganguly pub. B.R Delhi
Traditional Jewellry of India by Oppi Untracht
Height 3.00 cm (1.18 inches)
Width 3.70 cm (1.46 inches)
Depth 3.00 cm (1.18 inches)
Stock Code
22ct Sheet Gold
Peter Petrou

Peter Petrou
c/o BADA, 20 Rutland Gate

Opening Hours
Member Since 2007
Members of
View Full Details