Asian Art - Shell Ornaments, Thailand

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Ear ornaments
Ban Mai Champongkhon, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand
3" (7.6 cm) diameter

Ca. 1000 B.C.
These rare shell ornaments were found during excavation, buried with the deceased. They are very thin with light deposits on the surface. See reference and photo in Prehistoric Thailand, from Early Settlement to Sukhothai by Charles Higham and Rachanie Thosarat, River Books, 1998. p. 69
Ex. Joseph G. Gerena, NYC, ex. private collection from the 1950s


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