Sa Huỳnh earring

The Sa Huỳnh culture of south-central Vietnam is a proto-Cham culture with strong links to regional cultures stretching from Taiwan to the Philippines and Borneo. The culture is also characterised by its unique ear ornaments featuring two-headed animals like this piece. While the ornaments were commonly made from jade (nephrite), they were also often made from glass or hard stone like this piece.The Cham are the descendants of the Kingdom of Champa (7th to 15th centuries) and are closely related to Austronesian peoples.

Date/Period
5th-1st Century BCE
Region
South-central Vietnam
Dimension
Object size: H:2.5 x W:3 x D:1.1cm
Accession No.
2007-56434
Material
Stone
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Archaeology