INDONESIAN TRIBAL ART
Wood Sculpture


Toraja Tau-Tau


Toraja ancestor figure or Tau-Tau


Toraja ancestor figure or Tau-Tau   Toraja ancestor figure or Tau-Tau   Toraja ancestor figure or Tau-Tau  
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Item-Number:850101
Item-Description:Toraja ancestor figure or Tau-Tau
Medium:Wood
Origin:Sulawesi (Celebes) - Sadan Toraja
Dimensions:Height 74 cm
Age:19th century
Provenance:Collected Sulawesi 1985
Condition:Wealthered 'cave' patina
Notes:Tau-Tau were carved images of the dead housed in caves overlooking Toraja villages. They carried great spiritual significance protecting the village from all forms of evil and bad luck.


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