Ear Ornament or Pendant (Mamuli), Gold, Sumba Island

Ear Ornament or Pendant (Mamuli)

19th century
Indonesia, Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara
Sumba Island
D. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Anita E. Spertus and Robert J. Holmgren, in honor of Douglas Newton, 1990
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 355
Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus, New York, until 1990

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

Holmgren, Robert J., and Anita E. Spertus. Early Indonesian Textiles from Three Island Cultures. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989, no. 4, p. 33.

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.

Kjellgren, Eric. How to Read Oceanic Art. How to Read 3. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2014, p. 119, fig. 57.