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A CHAM GEMSTONE-SET GOLD REPOUSSÉ AND SILVER HAIR COMB WITH ROYAL ELEPHANTS

Champa, 15th-18th century. The finely worked repoussé gold top element depicting two confronting royal elephants and set with three gemstones above them in the center, the comb crafted from silver. Not only is the elephant the mount of the Hindu god Indra – elephant heads were also a very common architectural ornament in Cham architecture and consequently a beloved design motif in Cham jewelry.

Provenance: Ex-Collection of The Zelnik István Southeast Asian Gold Museum. Institutional art collection in Belgium, acquired from the above.
Condition: Very good condition with minor traces of age and wear.

Weight: 35.6 g
Dimensions: Size 7 x 6.7 cm

Alloy composition range: Gold 64-72 %, Silver 24-28 %, Copper 2-4 %.

Buy now for €2,200



 

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