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A BRONZE EARRING IN THE TROPENMUSEUM AMSTERDAM

A BRONZE EARRING IN THE TROPENMUSEUM AMSTERDAM Marijke ƒ. Klokke One of the major contributions of Pauline Lunsingh Scheurleer to the study of ancient Indonesian art concerns her study of bronze statuettes and ritual objects, which she presented in the exhibition ‘Divine Bronze’, held in Amsterdam in 1988, and in the accompanying catalogue of the same title.1 When Pauline asked me to assist her in that project, I had just graduated and was still working on my PhD thesis. The extent of my assistance was therefore limited. Rather, for me, it was a great opportunity to learn immensely from Pauline’s object-based approach and years of experience in seeing and handling the objects themselves. Because our cooperation as colleagues began with the subject of bronzes, it seems fitting to discuss here, on the occasion of her 65th birthday a bronze object, one which Pauline herself suggested that I should write about, and one which, as of old, we recently went to look at together. Description The object is a bronze earring kept in the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam (figs. 1 and 2). It was collected by A.W. Gall, who lived in Surabaya in the 1930s. At the instigation of W.F. Stutterheim, a well-known archaeologist at the time and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aziatische Kunst Brill

A BRONZE EARRING IN THE TROPENMUSEUM AMSTERDAM

Aziatische Kunst , Volume 38 (4): 8 – Jul 5, 2008

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Marijke ƒ. Klokke One of the major contributions of Pauline Lunsingh Scheurleer to the study of ancient Indonesian art concerns her study of bronze statuettes and ritual objects, which she presented in the exhibition ‘Divine Bronze’, held in Amsterdam in 1988, and in the accompanying catalogue of the same title.1 When Pauline asked me to assist her in that project, I had just graduated and was still working on my PhD thesis. The extent of my assistance was therefore limited. Rather, for me, it was a great opportunity to learn immensely from Pauline’s object-based approach and years of experience in seeing and handling the objects themselves. Because our cooperation as colleagues began with the subject of bronzes, it seems fitting to discuss here, on the occasion of her 65th birthday a bronze object, one which Pauline herself suggested that I should write about, and one which, as of old, we recently went to look at together. Description The object is a bronze earring kept in the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam (figs. 1 and 2). It was collected by A.W. Gall, who lived in Surabaya in the 1930s. At the instigation of W.F. Stutterheim, a well-known archaeologist at the time and

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Published: Jul 5, 2008

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