Buckle

This is a ‘pending’, a buckle, which was worn by men and women to fasten a belt. They were made in various shapes with the ogival shape being the most popular. ‘Pending’ were mostly decorated with floral and vegetal motifs. Gold ‘pending’, richly decorated in repoussé work and valuable gemstones were worn by the nobility or high-ranking individuals.Various metalworking techniques were used to produce a variety of aesthetic effects on metal objects as demonstrated in this ‘pending’. These techniques include repoussé, chasing, niello, wire filigree and faceted granulation.

Indigenous Name
Pending
Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th century
Region
Riau Archipelago
Dimension
Object size: H10.0 x W15.3 x D1.7 cm
Accession No.
XXXX-04151
Material
Copper
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Copper