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Granary Door

19th–early 20th century


53 × 39 × 11 cm (20 7/8 × 15 3/8 × 4 5/16 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
Toraja granary doors often show a buffalo head. The buffalo is the primary sign of wealth and fertility, as it is needed to work the rice fields and is the most important sacrificial animal.
Made in Sulawesi, Indonesia
19th–20th century
Containers - Wood
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