© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: CHAM1119-022
A CHAM REPOUSSÉ GOLD PENDANT WITH INDRA
Central or southern Cham kingdom, Tra Kieu Style, 11th – 12th century. The widening end of the pendulum-like stem shows the highest Vedic deity Indra, the god of rain, thunder and prosperity. His right hand holds his main attribute, the thunderbolt (vajra). Indra is surrounded by fine floral motifs and four oval gemstones (garnets or zircon), the tapering stem again decorated with four red gemstones (garnet or zircon) on the ball-shaped top.

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.

Weight: 25.2 g
Dimensions: Height 11.4 cm, Width 8.5 cm
Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content 633/1000

Literature comparison: A similar Cham pendant is published in Gold Treasures of the Cham Kingdoms from the Collection of Dr. Zelnik Volume 1, no. 96 (page 82-83), Budapest 2007, and in Gold Treasures of the Cham Kingdoms from the Collection of Dr. Zelnik Volume 2, no. 78 (page 80-81), Budapest 2008.

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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