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Gold ear-disc. Indonesia: West Sumatra, Minangkabau people; 19th c. Gold; diameter = a massive 9.7 cm. One of a pair, shown on p. 291 of Richter-Carpenter (*Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago*, 2011 - an excellent book well worth buying!). Worn by adult women. Showing wonderful embossed floral and leafy designs. At the centre is an applied flower of gold sheet. The disc is fitted with a short plug on the back which is inserted into the ear canal. ( Joost Daalder)

Gold ear-disc. Indonesia: West Sumatra, Minangkabau people; 19th c. Gold; diameter = a massive 9.7 cm. One of a pair, shown on p. 291 of Richter-Carpenter (*Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago*, 2011 - an excellent book well worth buying!). Worn by adult women. Showing wonderful embossed floral and leafy designs. At the centre is an applied flower of gold sheet. The disc is fitted with a short plug on the back which is inserted into the ear canal. ( Joost Daalder)

Indonesia ~ Sumatra, Riau, Dumai | Portable royal betelnut set (chelpa); 18k gold, diamond | 19th century | Set consists of a larger box to hold the nut of the pinang palm, and a smaller box for slaked lime. ||| Source; Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia: Continuity and Evolution. Bruce W Carpenter. Pg 52

century Indonesian portable royal betelnut set, or "chelpa. "Set consists of a larger box to hold the nut of the pinang palm and a smaller box for slaked lime.