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A Sa'dan Toraja door panel

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1940   item# 1109017 (stock# T258099)

A Sa'dan Toraja door panel
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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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 Sulaw ...click for details

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