Ear ornament

This ornament with its flat ends facing one another and its body bent into a circle is similar to a form found in the earlier period, save for the richly molded designs near the two ends. Both men and women wore ear ornaments, and they had their earlobes pierced. Generally speaking, ear ornaments were more diverse than the rings in terms of design, and Javanese statues belonging to this time period depict many styles of ear ornaments. Besides personal adornment, gold was also used to make religious items during this period.

Date/Period
8th- 11th century
Region
Java, Indonesia
Dimension
Object size: L 1.9 x W 1.3
Accession No.
1997-03773
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Ng
Category
Gold