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Loan Object
Photo by Johan Vipper
Photo credit: Johan Vipper

Support Board for a Backpack or Working Board for Beadwork

19th century

Wood with shell

66 × 30 × 2 cm (26 × 11 13/16 × 13/16 in.) base: 1 × 30.5 × 9 cm (3/8 × 12 × 3 9/16 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.289
Geography: 
Made in Mahakam River, Borneo, Indonesia
Status: 
On view
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: E. Delataille, Brussels

Bibliography: 

Jouke van der Werff and Jan B. Ave, Kalimantan, Mythe en Kunst (Delft, Netherlands: Indonesisch Ethnografisch Museum Delft, 1973), 173, no. 454, fig. 125.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.