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Loan Object

Ancestral Post (Ana Deo)

19th century

Wood

151 × 17 × 16 cm (59 7/16 × 6 11/16 × 6 5/16 in.)
base: 45.72 × 25.4 × 25.4 cm (18 × 10 × 10 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.824.2
The post was placed as a guardian figure next to the house of someone who had erected an ancestral shrine at the village center.
Geography: 
Made in Flores, Indonesia
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Ngada
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
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.