Loan Object
Photo by Johan Vipper
Photo credit: Johan Vipper

Ancestor Altar

19th century

Wood with shell

Post: 205 x 82 x 72 cm (80 11/16 x 32 5/16 x 28 3/8 in.) Figure: 48 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm (18 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.) base: 11 x 30.3 x 30.3 cm (4 5/16 x 11 15/16 x 11 15/16 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.578
Culture: 
Leti
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Leti, possibly Lakor, Moluccas, Indonesia
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: H. J. A. Raedt van Oldenbarnvelt (Loaned to Tropen Museum, Amsterdam); L. Manfredi, Milan

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