A great looking antique Tibetan silver earring. Typically worn with the additional support of string tied to the top of the ear due to the heavy weight of the silver. Inlaid with turquoise. This particular piece is a male earring from Golok in Amdo, however, some Tibetans from the Aba/Ngaba region of Kham also adopt this style.
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 9.3 grams
Origin: East Tibet
Age: 19th C
Material: Tibetan Silver & Turquoise
Size: 43mm x 36mm
Turquoise: 16mm x 13mm