Ear ornaments decorated with granules

These round, symmetrical ornaments were made by casting and granulation. On each ornament, ten large granules are each topped by a smaller sphere and set apart by two smaller granules. 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 and during this period.

Date/Period
8th- 11th century
Region
Java, Indonesia
Dimension
Object size: 001 - 002: Dia 1.6 cm
Accession No.
1997-03698
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Gold