© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: CHAM1119-034
Champa, c. 8th – 9th century. The petal-shaped gold crown ornaments executed in repoussé with each of the wide ends showing the face of a guardian lion.

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: One earring in worn condition with traces of wear as well as patina, the other is repaired.

Weight: 25.5 g in total
Dimensions: Size 6.2 x 6.3 cm each
Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content 691/1000

Literature comparison: Related pieces are published in The Zelnik Istvan Southeast Asian Gold Museum, page 140, 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.