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A GOLD PECTORAL (Marangga) Sumba Indonesia 19th CENTURY Size: 28 x 18 cm A gold pectoral made from a rod of gold, hammered out into two triangular flanges. This would have been part of a nobleman’s treasury and exposed to day light only for ritual purposes and under the guidance of a priest. Provenance: Dr Borwen Leuth, Hamburg Germany Richter A and Carpenter B.W: Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago p 153 Cf. S Rodgers, Power and Gold: Jewelry from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines (Geneva,1985)