Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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one of a set of three house panels
  • Toradja peoples
  • one of a set of three house panels, late 1900s–1975
  • Where object was made: Celebes (present-day Sulawesi), Indonesia
  • wood, paint, metal, carving
  • Object Height/Width: 50 x 19.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 19 11/16 x 7 11/16 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3493.01
Description

This is one of a set of three rectangular decorative panels, each with a small metal loop at one narrow end.
2007.3493.01 has a black field and three panels of decoration within a border. The middle panel has a circle defined by small yellow triangles, with two white circles with black crosses within that resemble eyes in a face. There are white and red curving lines. Squares with key patterns in white or yellow are separated by a red grid occupying the fields above and below. The border has black diamonds that connect at the very narrow points. Each diamond has four white diamond outlines within and are separated by red or yellow. There is a row of small yellow triangles on the long sides, within the border.