Indonesian Tribal Art - Gold disk pectoral, Timor Island, Indonesia

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Indonesian Tribal Art - Gold disk pectoral, Timor Island, Indonesia


This rare and superb gold disk pectoral is from West/Central Timor Island, probably the Meo subgroup of the Atoni tribe. Made from low-karat gold with designs composed of small hammered dots on the surface, it measures 7-1/4 in diameter. It was used as a badge of honor, in former times awarded in association with headhunting. Late 19th to early 20th century. 107 grams.

#5701  POR
 

Indonesian Tribal Art - Gold disk pectoral, Timor Island, Indonesia, back view

Indonesian Tribal Art - Gold disk pectoral, Timor Island, Indonesia, detail

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