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© Galerie Zacke
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© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: CHAM1119-019
A CHAM GOLD PECTORAL DEPICTING A MALE DANCER
Central Cham kingdom, classical period, 10th – 12th century. Depicting a male dancer (as indicated by the mustache) in the center showing gestures of classical Indian dance. The dancer surrounded by scroll motifs and inlaid gemstones (amethyst and zircon), three above the head and one below his feet.

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: Good condition with traces of wear and age as well as slight soil encrustation and fine patina.

Weight: 22.1 g
Dimensions: Height 9.1 cm, Width 8.0 cm
Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content 663/1000

Literature comparison: A similar pectoral is published in The Zelnik Istvan Southeast Asian Gold Museum, page 163, Budapest 2013.

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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