A gold 'Makara' ear clip East Java, Indonesia, 13th - 15th century | 十三至十五世紀 印尼東爪哇 摩羯形金耳夾
9,000 - 12,000 HKD
Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection 雪月藏亞洲藝術珍品
9,000 - 12,000 HKD
Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection
A gold 'Makara' ear clip
East Java, Indonesia, 13th - 15th century
十三至十五世紀 印尼東爪哇 摩羯形金耳夾
The half-mammal half-fish mythical sea monster Makara is usually depicted with bulging eyes and mouth agape baring teeth. It is a symbol of darkness: opposite to Kala, the sun element. Both Kala and Makara designs were common on Javanese temples in the Early Classic period.
3.2 cm; 12.2 grams
Good overall condition.
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