Riti, Ate Saga, Tebe, Ear Pendants 11785

Lio, Central Flores
Gold
19th Century or earlier

1.9 x 1.4 in/5 x 3.6 cm - 29.8 gr combined

Most earrings of Tribal Indonesia reflect fertility themes, be it by direct or subtle symbolism as in this case where one of the local names equates with the word "heart," source of life.