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Lot #90 - A Granary Door, Tana Toraja Region, South Sulawesi Island, Indonesia

  • Auction House:
    Theodore Bruce
  • Sale Name:
    Fine Aboriginal, Oceanic & Tribal
  • Sale Date:
    02 Dec 2018 ~ 3pm (AEDT)
  • Lot #:
    90
  • Lot Description:
    A Granary Door, Tana Toraja Region, South Sulawesi Island, Indonesia
    this fine old door to a rice granary is carved with a buffalo head. Water Buffalo are the most important type of traditional wealth from the Toraja people. At the funeral ceremonies of important community members dozens of large water buffalo can be slaughtered in a single day
    88 x 51 cm
  • Provenance:
    Collected by John Neville, Australia; The Elizabeth Pryce Collection, Sydney
  • Estimate:
    A$300 - 500
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Tribal

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