Ornament with single suspension loop

This ornament is made of beaten gold, and although it is unclear what it was used for, the presence of the suspension loop indicates that it was meant to be hung from a cord or chain. Hence it could possibly be a cord-end cover used to weigh the waist cords. Since the ornament is hollow, some sort of pompon or cloth could have been inserted into it. Besides personal adornments, gold was also used as money and to fashion religious items.

Date/Period
8th-11th century
Region
Java, Indonesia
Dimension
Object size: L 2 x W 1.2
Accession No.
1997-03806
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Ng
Category
Gold