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Katalognummer: CHAM1119-017
A CHAM REPOUSSÉ GOLD NECKLACE WITH A PECTORAL DEPICTING A HINDU DEITY
Central Cham kingdom, classical period, 10th – 12th century. A Cham gold pectoral on a gold chain to wear as a necklace, depicting in the center a standing Hindu deity, surrounded by rich decorations and several inlaid gemstones (amethyst and zircon). The entire piece is masterfully executed in repoussé and truly of museum quality.

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, only few minor and expected traces of age and wear as well as fine patina and soil encrustations.

Weight: 66.8 g
Dimensions: Length of necklace 36.5 cm
Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content 665/1000

Published: Gold Treasures of the Cham Kingdoms from the Collection of Dr. Zelnik Volume 1, no. 97 (page 119), 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.

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