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Tarsier Skull Amulet

19th century

Animal skull with resin, beads, and stone

11 × 4 × 4.5 cm (4 5/16 × 1 9/16 × 1 3/4 in.) base: 4 × 4 × 3 cm (1 9/16 × 1 9/16 × 1 3/16 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.320
Geography: 
Made in Borneo, Indonesia or Malaysia
Status: 
On view*
Culture: 
Borneo
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Ritual Objects
Provenance: 

First known collector: Tilburg Mission, 1924-1926. Ex-collection: E. Deletaille, Brussels; Tilburg Mission, Tilburg Netherlands.

Bibliography: 

Jouke van der Werff and Jan B. Ave, Kalimantan, Mythe en Kunst (Delft, Netherlands: Indonesisch Ethnografisch Museum Delft, 1973), 151, 154, no. 327.

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.