Kinnara Angel Ear Clip or
Cord Clasp
 11795

Java

Gold

8th-10th Century

.9 in/2.3 cm  10 grams

SOLD

Kinnaras are mythical beasts, part human, part bird. They appear widely on temple architecture of South and SE Asia and serve like Western angels do as bringers of good will and good fortune. This piece exceeds in quality even the fine examples in the Metropolitan 's collection.