Loan Object
Photo by Johan Vipper
Photo credit: Johan Vipper

Threshold

possibly 17th century

Wood

56 x 213 x 65 cm (22 1/16 x 83 7/8 x 25 9/16 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.8
The central opening in this elaborately carved threshold was once the entrance into a ritual house (bhaga) dedicated to a female ancestor. Among the intricate open scrolls on both wings are the body, legs, and neck of a horse. The head would have been part of an additional panel, which is not in the collection.
Culture: 
Ngada
Classification: 
Architectural Elements
Geography: 
Made in Flores, Indonesia
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: J. Hope, London

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