Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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one of a set of two house panels
  • Toradja peoples
  • one of a set of two house panels, late 1900s–1975
  • Where object was made: Celebes (present-day Sulawesi), Indonesia
  • wood, paint, wire, carving
  • Object Height/Width: 55 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Width: 21 5/8 x 7 7/8 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3494.02
Description

This is one of a set of two small rectangular panels with a metal loop at one end.

2007.3494.02 has a black field and a border with black diamonds that connect at the very narrow points. Each diamond has white cross hatching within and are separated by red or yellow. 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 lines of small yellow triangles on the black. The top panel has nine concentric circles in black, red and white with a solid white center and black cross. The negative space between is black with white cross hatching. The bottom panel has nine red, white and black spirals. Yellow fills the negative space with black and white diamonds.