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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
  • 2007.3493.03

This is one of a set of three rectangular decorative panels, each with a small metal loop at one narrow end.

2007.3493.03 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 and red "X's" along the edge of the middle field, defined by black with white detail. There are red swastikas on a black field, separated by white lines occupying the top and bottom fields. The border has black diamonds that connect at the very narrow points. Each diamond has a white center with a black rectangle. The diamonds are separated by red or yellow.