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Heirloom Chest (Hombung)

19th century

Wood

41 1/2 × 87 × 34 1/2 in. (105.41 × 220.98 × 87.63 cm)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.174
Geography: 
Made in Sumatra, Indonesia
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Batak
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Wood
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