Earrings

This pair of earrings comes from the Bugis people of South Sulawesi. It is decorated with wire filigree, gems and dangling spangles. The filigree ornamentation South Sulawesi is noted for being especially fine. In the case of these earrings, fine wires are worked into nets of flowery patterns. It has been suggested that the ear ornaments of South Sulawesi is one of the most ornamented in the region.

Date/Period
Early 20th century
Region
South Sulawesi
Dimension
refer to parts
Accession No.
2002-00585
Material
Metal
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Edmond Chin
Category
Silver