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Openwork Filigree Gold Earrings (Kmwene), Tanimbar, Southeast Maluku 18  19th CENTURY CE

Openwork Filigree Gold Earrings (Kmwene)

Tanimbar, Southeast Maluku

18th 19th Century CE

Length: 6cm x 4.5cm
10 g

The arching upper rims and narrow waists show a strong relationship to the tavu altars, often depicting women in fertility symbols.

Provenance

Private Collection, Colorado United States of America