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Banten, Java, Indonesia Crown 18th century gold, precious stones, enamel, metal 17.0 x 11.5 cm (outer crown) National Museum of Indonesia Jakarta

Banten, Java, Indonesia

Crown 18th century
gold, precious stones, enamel, metal
17.0 x 11.5 cm (outer crown)

National Museum of Indonesia Jakarta

 

The crown and its foliate design reflect Javanese decorative traditions that evolved with the rise of the Islamic kingdoms. Crowns, in a wide range of styles, are an important part of the royal heirloom regalia in many parts of Southeast Asia.