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2. A sheet - gold pectoral with five raised bosses
Timor Indonesia
19th – 20th Century
Diam: 13.5cm
A sheet - gold pectoral with five raised bosses

This gold disk pectoral is from West/Central Timor Island, probably the Meo subgroup of the Atoni tribe. Made from low-karat gold designs it was used as a badge of honour, in former times awarded in association with head-hunting.

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