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NECKLACE

Unknown9th - early 10th century

Museum Nasional Indonesia

Museum Nasional Indonesia

This gold necklace consists of 38 individual mollusk shells in varying sizes filled with clay inside. This technique is called cire perdu (lost wax). Designs, inspired by nature, such as this one are found in many cultures, not only in Indonesia but also in South East Asia, China, and India.

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Details

  • Title: NECKLACE
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 9th - early 10th century
  • Location: Plosokuning, Wonoboyo, Klaten, Indonesia
  • Place Part Of: Indonesia
  • Physical Dimensions: h50 mm
  • Description: Diameter: 15.5 cm - 24 cm
  • Classification: Archaeology
  • Type: Metal Work

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