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Old "Mamuli" Silver Earring or Pendant, Indonesia.

Old "Mamuli" Silver Earring or Pendant, Indonesia.


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Pre 1970: Item # 1213192

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Iconic ornament worn by the people of West Sumba island in eastern Indonesia. This particular mamuli type is called "pewisie", the motifs at the bottom are stylized horse heads. Silver tested. Cf.: Rodgers, Susan "Power and Gold: Jewelry from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines" from the Collection of the Barbier-Muller Museum Geneva, similar piece no. 124. Dimension: 7.8 cm long, weight: 28 g. Condition: few dents and granulation lost.