Loan Object

Chest Ornament (Taka)

18th–19th century

Hammered gold

7.1 x 7.6 x 0.3 cm, 34 g (2 13/16 x 3 x 1/8 in., 680 dwt)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.3.1
Gold ornaments are clan treasures or indicators of aristocratic rank.
Culture: 
Ngada
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Geography: 
Made in Flores, Indonesia
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

First known collector: R. Holmgren, NY (collected by him 1985-03-08)

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