Accession Nr.: 57.407.1
Type: jewellery; religious or cult object; accessory
Date of production:
first half of the 20th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: coral (plant root), carved
Dimensions: height: 3.5 cm
diameter: 7.5 cm
Jewellery made of local coral type (Indonesian: akar bahar). Open bangle with animal head (makara or snake). The popularity of the akar bahar (literally: sea root) in Indonesia is due in part to the various physiological benefits attributed to its consumption, and its wearing as a bracelet is said to protect against evil forces.