Toraja. Sulawesi Island, Indonesia.
Hardwood (Nangka-Jackfruit). H: 24.5" (62.2 cm), W: 18.75" (47.6 cm), D: 5.5" (14 cm). 19th century.
Vault door for cliff face ancestral shrine with central buffalo motif and background designs.
Although difficult to see in the photos, there appears to be an eroded anthropomorphic figure at the top of the central column.
One of the best examples of a buffalo motif vault door I have offered in more than 20 years.
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