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A Menís Armband (gelang sarung), Karo Batak  North Sumatra  19 Century CE

A Menís Armband (gelang sarung)

Karo Batak North Sumatra

19 Century CE

Width: 9.5cm
Length: 11.5 cm
Weight: 192 grams

“Earlier pieces like this arm-band, can be recognised by their smaller size, simple elegance and smooth patina. “(Richter A and Carpenter B,Gold Jewellery Indonesian Archipelago p 381)

The inner tube is made from bronze.

Very fine filigree work with granulation decorates the two knobbed arm - band. Worn by noblemen and thought to possess apotropaic properties that would protect the wearer

Provenance

Private Collection Singapore

Similar Examples

Richter A: The Jewellery of South East Asia p98 #225

Richter A and Carpenter B.W Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipeligo.p379