The holes on this piece of cast gold fragment suggest that this could have been used as a button or a bead. The technique of casting was already known in the 3rd century to Javanese goldsmiths who had begun to use heat to work gold.

Date/Period
3rd- 8th century
Region
Java, Indonesia
Dimension
Object size: L 1.1 x W 1.1
Accession No.
1997-03803
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Ng
Category
Gold

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