Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lidded box
  • Toradja peoples
  • lidded box, early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Celebes (present-day Sulawesi), Indonesia
  • wood, paint, metal, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 9 x 20 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/2 x 7 7/8 x 4 5/16 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2835

The rectangular box has a hinged lid. It has a black field and a band of light colored diamonds in orange and yellow around the middle of the box. The bands above and below mirror each other and consist of vertical black stripes on yellow and solid orange, a black zigzag on white, solid orange, and solid white. The inset lid is slightly raised. The center is white diamonds with black squares on an orange field. There is a white band, black band, orange band, natural wood colored triangles, white, orange and a thick band near the edge of the vertical orange lines and small white triangles.