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Diadem (hai kara jangga)

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Interest in ornaments and utilitarian objects from Indonesian arts grew strongly in the 1970s. Among such objects were delicate tortoiseshell diadems from eastern Sumba. The carved openwork upper register reveals a pair of roosters on top, confronting each other. The lower register features a...

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Provenance

New York, NY; to Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

East Sumba, 20th century, 1950–2000

Object Place

East Sumba, Nusa Tenggara (form. Lesser Sundas), Indonesia

Dimensions

Overall: 16 x 18 x 5 cm (6 5/16 x 7 1/16 x 1 15/16 in.) Lender accessory (Approximately): 16 x 20 x 5 cm (6 5/16 x 7 7/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2746

Medium or Technique

Tortoiseshell

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Diadems