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Katalognummer: CHAM1119-005
Central Cham kingdom, early classical period, 9th – 10th century. The intaglio dates to the late 19th or early 20th century. A decorative Cham gold pendant with an oval agate intaglio on the front side showing Shiva performing his cosmic dance, with four inlaid amethysts around the central stone. The gold back of the pendant again shows Shiva.

Provenance: From the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik, Hungary. Dr. Zelnik has built one of the most fascinating and vast collections of South East Asian artworks during the past 4 decades. His collection is considered one of the three most important published collections in the world and he is the director of the Hungarian South and Southeast Asian Research Institute. An official attest by the Hungarian South and Southeast Asian Research Institute signed by Dr. Zelnik can be provided to the high bidder upon request after payment for the object has been made in full.

A private owner, acquired from the above several years ago.

Condition: Excellent condition with expected traces of wear and age as well as extensive soil encrustations.

Weight: 14.8 g
Dimensions: Height 5.5 cm
Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content 666/1000

Published: Gold Treasures of the Cham Kingdoms from the Collection of Dr. Zelnik Volume 1, no. 82 (page 114), Budapest 2007.

Metallurgic Analysis
The data from the metallurgic analysis posted in the catalogue entry for each lot in this auction relates to the proportion of fine gold contained in the gold alloy only. It does not relate to the gross weight of the lot, as the gross weight typically consists of the weight of the gold alloy and the weight of other materials added to the lot such as gemstones, soil encrustations, casting cores or other metals processed within the lot.