Ornament with grove decoration

The groves on this gold ornament were achieved by chasing. This could have been used as an ear ornament. However, it has been suggested that such round band ornaments with a gap in the loop were perhaps not ear ornaments, but cord clips used to hold cords together around the waist or placed in conical coiffures as depicted on statues. This ornament belongs to a period in Java, which saw a profusion of jewellery forms.

Date/Period
8th- 11th century
Region
Java, Indonesia
Dimension
Object size: H1.4 x Dia 1.4 cm
Accession No.
1997-03673
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Ng
Category
Gold