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Ear ring
Title Ear ring
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, NagarjunaKonda
Gallery Name Reserve Collection - 02
Object Type Gold
Main Material Gold
Provenance Nagarjunakonda valley, Guntur district, Andhra pradesh
Find Place Nagarjunakonda valley, Guntur district, Andhra pradesh/7. locality-- Eleswaram
Patron/Dynasty Ikshavaku period
Period / Year of Work C. 3rd/4th century CE
Dimensions 4.32 cm x 3.10 cm x 1.63 cm.
Detailed Description Crocodile shaped earring (Makara-Kundala) with exquisite filigree work and minute beaded decorative distribution along the peripheral mid-region. The thin and delicate wire of the filigree work is slightly displaced in the mid-padding region, which rests in the ear lobe. There are two small depressions to indicate the position of the eyes in which originally some precious of semi-precious stones were fixed. Found from Sector N III/Site 109 (Rubble structures), Ikshvakulevel
Brief Description Crocodile shaped ear ring of gold with exquisite filigree work; minute beaded decorative distribution in the mid region. The wire of the filigree work slightly displaced in the mid padding region which rests in the ear lobe. This was known as "Makara kundala".