Janus Head Ritual Hook 11653

Napu Valley, Central Sulawesi


Early 20th Century

Ex Spanish Collection

23 in/ 58.4 cm


A very rare artifact known only from early ethnographic accounts of Toraja material culture. The horns of a sacred buffalo become the arms of an ancestor depicted in an archaic style. Please note comparison piece in Budaya-Indonesia, The Tropenmuseum, plate 106.