Necklet (Hasli)

Historical period(s)
19th century
H x W x D: 15.3 x 16.1 x 0.8 cm (6 x 6 5/16 x 5/16 in)
North India, Punjab, or Uttar Pradesh state
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork



From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from an unidentified owner in 1907 [1]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]


[1] See Reserved Metal List, R. 5211, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record, there is no record of purchase for this object, other than value.

[2] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Jasleen Dhamija. Some Aspects of Folk Jewelry. vol. 17, no. 4 Bombay, September 1964. .
  • Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay. Silver Jewellery from India. vol. 6, no. 4 Hong Kong, July-August 1976. .
  • Gerd Hopfner, Gesine Haase. Metallschmuck aus Indien. Veroffentlichungen des Museums fur Volkerkunde Berlin, n. F., 35 Berlin. cat. 94.
  • Thomas Holbein Hendley. Indian Jewellery. 2 vols., , 1909 reprint. Delhi. vol. 1: pl. 40, no. 279.
  • Kamala S. K. Dongerkery. Jewelry and Personal Adornment in India. New Delhi. pp. 45-48, fig. 12.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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