Majaphait Ring with Purple Stone 10709


Gold, probable amethyst

14th-15th Century

1.75 in/4.4 cm  4.5 grams


This ring, from an old Dutch collection, was a chance discovery by a colonial road builder. It is very related to the southern Balinese style of ring, both in the granualtions and having bird beaks holding down the stone. (See special Bali exhibit also on this site for a related example.)