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Ritual + Culture / A PAIR OF CONCH-SHAPED GOLD FILIGREE EARRINGS JAVA, INDONESIA, 10TH-15TH CENTURY (2)

Lot 1006
A PAIR OF CONCH-SHAPED GOLD FILIGREE EARRINGS
JAVA, INDONESIA, 10TH-15TH CENTURY
3 – 11 October 2019, 23:00 HKT
Online, Hong Kong

Sold for HK$10,837.50 inc. premium

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A PAIR OF CONCH-SHAPED GOLD FILIGREE EARRINGS

JAVA, INDONESIA, 10TH-15TH CENTURY
Each 3 cm high
19.425 g (2).

Footnotes

A pair of gold earrings in the shape of a sangka or conch, with filigree and granulation on the rim. The opposite face depicts a cakra or discus, made using the same technique. A hinged clasp with a circular motif connects the two faces of the earring. The hinge closes with an eye and pin. These were more likely to have been used as cord fasteners or weights and worn around the waist or neck. (Miksic, 2011)

This motif is referred to as 'comma and star' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

References
Miksic, J. (2011). Old Javanese gold. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, pl. 103, pp. 246.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York acc. no. 2001.794.26a–d, 1998.544.65, 1998.544.64, 2001.794.22a, b.
Metmuseum.org. (2019). [online] Available at: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/64218?&searchField=All&sortBy=Relevance&where=Indonesia&what=Gold&ft=*&offset=640&rpp=80&pos=676

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