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Pectoral (marangga)

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With their elegant shape, pectorals from western Sumba, called marangga, are among the most iconic works from Indonesia. Originally created from precious metal such as gold or silver, artists have more recently fashioned them from alloys of other metals. Marangga were among the heirlooms clans...

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By 1980, Paris France; 1980, 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

West Sumba, 20th century, 1950–2000

Object Place

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


Overall: 19 x 26.5 cm (7 1/2 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Copper alloy


Africa and Oceania


Jewelry / Adornment, Pectorals