Ear ornament

This ear ornament can be worn by both men and women. Unlike the preceding period that used gold for grave offering, gold was fashioned into personal adornment in this period. Ear ornaments of this period usually came in the shape of an open oval or a loop. This period also saw the beginning of using heat to work gold and the use of techniques like casting and soldering. Such was the sophistication of the techniques that it is possible that gold working had become a specialised occupation by this time.

3rd- 8th century
Java, Indonesia
Object size: L1.8 x W1.6 x H1.6 cm
Accession No.
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Ng