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Indo-Pacific Art

Pair of Mamuli type Ear Ornaments

ca. 19th century

Cast silver

A: 4.21 × 3.515 × 1.7 cm, 15.386 g (1 11/16 × 1 3/8 × 11/16 in., 15.386 g)
B: 4.4 × 3.5 × 1.7 cm, 15.678 g (1 3/4 × 1 3/8 × 11/16 in., 15.678 g)
Gift of Valerie and Hunter Thompson
2007.142.188a-b
Geography: 
Made in Tanimbar, Moluccas, Indonesia
Culture: 
Tanimbar
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

The Hunter Thompson Collection of Ancient Javanese Gold

Bibliography: 

John Miksic, Old Javanese Gold: The Hunter Thompson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 254.

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