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A Sa'dan Toraja door panel

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A Sa'dan Toraja door panel
A mid-size example probably used as a house or granary door, but could have been a shrine vault door, as well. The image of a buffalo head, as seen on this example, signified the high rank and wealth of the respected villager. The central column form possibly refers to the world tree. Carved from the wood of a nangka (jackfruit) tree. Very fine, brown-black, weathered patina. Door panel itself (excluding hinges) measures 26"H x 22.50"W. A fine, old monoxylous carving from Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, early 20th century. Provenance: E. Behlen, Florida, since the 1980's.

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