Indonesian Tribal Art - Pectoral, Timor Island, Indonesia

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Timor Island
Low karat gold
Late 19th to early 20th century
7.25" (18.3 cm) diameter
, 107 grams

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 was used as a badge of honor, in former times awarded in association with headhunting.


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