View full screen - View 1 of Lot 1025. A pair of gold repoussé 'Makara and human figure' earrings set with green glass beads Pre-Khmer, 8th century | 八世紀 前高棉時期 摩羯神像紋金耳飾一對.
1025

A pair of gold repoussé 'Makara and human figure' earrings set with green glass beads Pre-Khmer, 8th century | 八世紀 前高棉時期 摩羯神像紋金耳飾一對

Estimate:

26,000

to
- 28,000 HKD

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

A pair of gold repoussé 'Makara and human figure' earrings set with green glass beads Pre-Khmer, 8th century | 八世紀 前高棉時期 摩羯神像紋金耳飾一對

A pair of gold repoussé 'Makara and human figure' earrings set with green glass beads Pre-Khmer, 8th century | 八世紀 前高棉時期 摩羯神像紋金耳飾一對

Estimate:

26,000

to
- 28,000 HKD

Lot sold:

60,480

HKD

Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection

A pair of gold repoussé 'Makara and human figure' earrings set with green glass beads

Pre-Khmer, 8th century

雪月藏亞洲藝術珍品

八世紀 前高棉時期 摩羯神像紋金耳飾一對


Each earring contains tiny pellets as a rattle and takes the form of a Makara, a hybrid figure combining an elephant with a crocodile in one body. The elephant trunk forms the ear hook with the body and head of a crocodile, a human figure caught in its jaws trying to escape. 

This motif reflects an iconographic transmission of Indian mythological representations and appears frequently in Khmer sculpture.

3.1 cm; 18 grams

Good overall condition. A minute crack to the right earring, 8 o'clock position to the glass bead, visible on the website image.


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Theresa McCullough, 'Gold Jewellery. Pre-Angkor and Angkor Civilisations of Cambodia’, Arts of Asia, March-April 2000, pl. 12.