Necklace

This gold necklace has a fastener decorated with floral motifs. Unlike the preceding period that used gold for grave offering, gold was fashioned into personal adornment in this period. This period also saw the beginning of using heat to work gold and the use of techniques like casting and soldering. Such was the technical sophistication that it is possible that gold working had become a specialised occupation by this time.

Date/Period
3rd-8th century CE
Region
Java, Indonesia
Dimension
Object size: L68.0 cm
Accession No.
1997-03720
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Ng
Category
Gold