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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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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


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.)

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Medium or Technique



Africa and Oceania


Jewelry / Adornment, Diadems