Gold beads

These gold beads probably belong to the 3rd-8th centuries, but it is possible that they belong to an earlier period and that their popularity had lasted into the later centuries. Javanese goldwork during this era does not reflect influence from India, instead it shares more similarities with the jewellery of maritime Southeast Asia. Gold beads are the oldest gold objects in Southeast Asia, and were made in Philippines about 2500 years ago.

Date/Period
3rd-8th century
Region
Java, Indonesia
Dimension
Object size: H 0.2 x Dia: 0.4
Accession No.
1997-03832
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Ng
Category
Gold