View full screen - View 1 of Lot 1040. A Nias gold filigree double-spiral ear ornament, fondruru ana'a North Sumatra, Indonesian archipelago, 19th century | 十九世紀 印尼群島 北蘇門答臘尼亞斯島 金纍絲花卉紋耳飾.
1040

A Nias gold filigree double-spiral ear ornament, fondruru ana'a North Sumatra, Indonesian archipelago, 19th century | 十九世紀 印尼群島 北蘇門答臘尼亞斯島 金纍絲花卉紋耳飾

Estimate:

22,000

to
- 24,000 HKD

Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection 雪月藏亞洲藝術珍品

A Nias gold filigree double-spiral ear ornament, fondruru ana'a North Sumatra, Indonesian archipelago, 19th century | 十九世紀 印尼群島 北蘇門答臘尼亞斯島 金纍絲花卉紋耳飾

A Nias gold filigree double-spiral ear ornament, fondruru ana'a North Sumatra, Indonesian archipelago, 19th century | 十九世紀 印尼群島 北蘇門答臘尼亞斯島 金纍絲花卉紋耳飾

Estimate:

22,000

to
- 24,000 HKD

Lot sold:

15,120

HKD

Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection

A Nias gold filigree double-spiral ear ornament, fondruru ana'a

North Sumatra, Indonesian archipelago, 19th century

雪月藏亞洲藝術珍品

十九世紀 印尼群島 北蘇門答臘尼亞斯島 金纍絲花卉紋耳飾


7.9 cm, 19.7 grams

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Mountainous Nias island is situated to the West of Sumatra, and the jewellery of the Nias people is among the most visually striking and unique in Indonesia. Those made of gold, in particular, are highly symbolic and ritualistic, emphasizing the wearer's hierarchy and noble status. 


The wearing of gold jewellery was forbidden before Owasa feasts - the feasts of merit to raise the rank of a person - which could only be held after a family accumulated sufficient amounts of jewellery.


These fondruru ana'a earrings were worn singly on the right ear by men and in pairs by women. Earrings for men were usually made of gold.


高山林立的尼亞斯島位於印尼蘇門答臘以西,當地金飾設計獨特、華麗奪目,於印尼金飾中別樹一格。


金飾對尼亞斯島人尤具象徵意義。家族必先累積一定數量的金飾,才可舉辦Owasa慶典,透過慶典晉升家族的地位。慶典過後,家族方可佩戴金飾,反映著其高貴身分。男性會單邊佩戴Fondruru ana’a耳環,而女士則會雙耳佩戴。