ITEM 11785

Ear Pendants,
riti, ate saga, tebe

Lio people, Central Flores, Indonesia
19th Century or earlier
Gold, 29.8 gr combined
1.9 x 1.4 in / 5 x 3.6 cm

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 of this pair equates with the word “heart” or source of love and life.