Mendaka Pectoral 10878

Sumba

Gold

Ancient, date unknown

1.5 in/4 cm  18.2 grams

SOLD

One of great icons of Indonesian tribal gold, Mendakas display a form that resembles a nautilus shell; they have associations with jewelry of the Proto-Classic Period. This is the earliest version I have ever encountered and may it self be of Proto-Classic Period and not derived there from.