Pair of ear discs

This pair of ear discs come from the Bugis people of South Sulawesi. They are densely decorated with wire filigree and granulation. Similar ear ornaments also exist in Java and Sumatra. The discs required large lobe holes. In Java, the popularity of such ornaments declined in the 19th century.

Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th centuries
Region
South Sulawesi
Dimension
refer to parts
Accession No.
2002-00602
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Edmond Chin
Category
Gold