Loan Object

Chest Ornament (Taka)

19th century

Hammered gold

5.8 x 7.6 x 2 cm (2 5/16 x 3 x 13/16 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.742
Gold ornaments such as this are clan treasures or indicators of aristocratic rank.
Culture: 
Ngada
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Geography: 
Made in Flores, Indonesia
Status: 
On view*
Provenance: 

Seller: Murray (2011-05-11)

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