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© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: CHAM1119-042
A PAIR OF CHAM REPOUSSÉ GOLD EARRINGS WITH SNAKE HEADS
Champa, 12th – 14th century. The earrings executed in repoussé and decorated with gold thread, the open ends crafted in the shape of snake heads, the gaps between the ends indicating the snake’s open mouth.

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 good condition with traces of age and wear such as dents as well as patina.

Weight: 6.8 g in total
Dimensions: Height 0.9 cm each, Diameter 1.3 cm each
Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content 914/1000

Published: Gold Treasures of the Cham Kingdoms from the Collection of Dr. Zelnik Volume 2, no. 18 (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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