ITEM 33683

Chief’s Heirloom Ornament, Mase

Tanimbar, Southeast Maluku, Indonesia
Gold alloy
19th Century or earlier
4.5 in / 11.5 cm

This nobleman’s gold pendant is well documented in a photograph dating from a century ago by the Missionary Petrus Drabbe (1887-1970)

We recognize the masquette and see the horn was already broken and rejoined with a local repair at the time of the photo.

Ethnographic Photo Chiefs Pendant