2206: Shrine Vault Door.
Toraja culture. Sulawesi Island, Indonesia.
Hardwood (Nangka: Jackfruit), pigments. H: 29.5" (75 cm), W: 22.5" (57 cm), D: 4" (10.2 cm). Circa 1934.
Ancestral shrine vault door with buffalo motif (symbol of wealth and prosperity) and inscription.
Inscription: "Banne Boea: 1-1-1934". Likely the date of death, but could be the date of the final funeary ritual.

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