Project Description

Gold women’s ear ornaments, Nepal

Women’s ear ornaments called “mendog kogde”. These Sherpa ear disks are a form of earring found in other regions of Nepal, especially in the east. Unlike other Nepalese groups who favor a red stone in the center, the Sherpa usually prefer turquoise. The disks attach to the earlobe by a thick post.

Made of a thin layer of gold on silver and turquoises. The back is made of silver.

From the 1st half of of the 20th Century.

Diameter: 7 cm (2,76 in).

Weight: 45 gr.


“Ethnic jewellery and adornment” Daalder, Truus, Ethnic Art Press, 2009
“A world of earrings. Africa, Asia America”, van Cutsem,  Anne, Skira, 2001
“Jewelry of Nepal”, Gabriel, Hannelore, Thames & Hudson, London, 1999


Price: 1.250,00 €