Pendant

Nonyas (Peranakan women) were fond of jewellery, which was worn as a display of wealth especially on ceremonial occasions, such as this pendant, which was part of a set of two pendants. Some of the most exquisite jewellery was for use during the Peranakan wedding ceremony. Aside from rings, their accessories include necklaces, bracelets, anklets, earrings, belts and buckles, 'kerosang' (set of brooches on blouse) and hairpins.

Date/Period
Early-mid 20th century
Region
Straits Settlements
Dimension
Object size: L3.8 x W2.4
Accession No.
2002-00636-001
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Edmond Chin
Category
Gold