Bracelet

This silver bracelet has a bell inside the central ornament and two tiny seahorses perched on either side. It was meant to be worn around the clutched fingers of a female dancer, who shook the bells in rhythm to her dance. This bracelet reflects possible influence from the old court styles of jewellery from Java or Bali, whose Indianised kingdoms periodically extended their trade influence into Eastern Indonesia.

Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th century
Region
Timor, Lesser Sunda Islands
Dimension
Object size: 7.8 x 8.2 x 3.0 cm
Accession No.
2002-00594
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Edmond Chin
Category
Silver