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© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: CHAM1119-036
A PAIR OF BELL-SHAPED CHAM REPOUSSÉ GOLD EAR ORNAMENTS
Champa, classical period, 10th – 12th century. The pair of gold ear ornaments executed in repoussé, each earring a hollow ball in the shape of a bell, showing a guardian lion face on the bottom side and a floral design with two inlaid gemstones (garnet) at the 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: Overall in very good condition with minor traces of wear and age as well as extensive patina and soil encrustation.

Weight: 16.7 g
Dimensions: Total Height 3.8 cm, Ball Diameter 2.5 cm
Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content 640/1000

Published: Gold Treasures of the Cham Kingdoms from the Collection of Dr. Zelnik Volume 2, no. 19 (page 102), 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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