Loan Object
Photo by Johan Vipper
Photo credit: Johan Vipper

Ancestral Post (Ana Deo)

19th century

Wood

138 x 15 x 13 cm (54 5/16 x 5 7/8 x 5 1/8 in.) base: 45.72 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm (18 x 10 x 10 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.824.1
The post was placed as a guardian figure next to the house of someone who had erected an ancestral shrine at the village center.
Culture: 
Ngada
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Flores, Indonesia
Status: 
On view
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