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Loan Object

Door

late 19th century

Wood

57 1/2 × 20 1/2 × 4 in. (146.1 × 52.1 × 10.2 cm)
base: 23 × 10 in. (58.4 × 25.4 cm)
with base: 59 × 23 × 10 in. (149.9 × 58.4 × 25.4 cm)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2014.8.102

Granary door carved with a panel of geometric patterns, four lizards at base and top, and a pair of breasts in the upper half.

In many parts of Timor the interior of the house is associated with women. That concept is emphasized here by the representation of female breasts.

Geography: 
Made in Timor, Indonesia
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Belu or Tetum
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
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