Indo-Pacific Art

Snake-Shaped Ritual Object

mid-7th to 10th century

Gold

2.49 x 4.01 cm, 0.247 g, 0.007 cm (1 x 1 9/16 in., 0.247 g)
Gift of Valerie and Hunter Thompson
2008.21.61
Culture: 
Java
Period: 
7th–10th century
Classification: 
Ritual Objects
Geography: 
Made in Java, Indonesia
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

The Hunter Thompson Collection of Ancient Javanese Gold, Toronto, to 2008; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

John Miksic, Old Javanese Gold: The Hunter Thompson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 201, fig. 70.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.