Ear Ornament or Pendant (Mamuli)

Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Indonesia, Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara
Culture:
Sumba Island
Medium:
Gold alloy
Dimensions:
Length 3 in.
Classification:
Metal-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Gift of Fred and Rita Richman, 1988
Accession Number:
1988.143.146
Not on view
[M.L.J. Lemaire, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, until 1984]; Fred and Rita Richman, New York, 1984–1988

Barbier, Jean-Paul. Indonesian Primitive Art: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines: from the Collection of the Barbier-Müller Museum, Geneva. Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1984.

Barbier, Jean-Paul, and Douglas Newton. Islands and Ancestors: Indigenous Styles of Southeast Asia. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1988.

Taylor, Paul Michael, and Lorraine Aragon. Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 1991.

Capistrano-Baker, Florina H. Art of Island Southeast Asia: The Fred and Rita Richman Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994, no. 52, pp. 102-103.