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Armor (Öroba)

late 19th century

Hammered metal

56 x 53 x 49 cm (22 1/16 x 20 7/8 x 19 5/16 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.10
A suit of armor, called Öroba on Nias. The earliest ones were made out of crocodile skin. Crocodiles are no longer found on Nias; this example is likely made from water buffalo hide.
Culture: 
Nias
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Geography: 
Made in Nias, Indonesia
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: E. Deletaille, Brussels

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