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© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: CHAM1119-020
Central Cham kingdom, most probably Vijaya, Tra Kieu Style, 11th – 12th century. A repoussé gold pectoral with the depiction of Champa’s most venerated deity Shiva. In his left hand, Shiva is holding his sword and in his right hand the trident. Shiva’s upper arms are raised with the hands clasped together above his head due to his dancing pose. Inlaid gemstones (amethyst and zircon) to both sides.

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: 33.5 g
Dimensions: Height 10 cm, Width 8.5 cm
Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content 647/1000

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.