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Indonesian Tribal Art
Toraja Tau-Tau

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Toraja ancestor figure or Tau-Tau


Item-Description:Toraja ancestor figure or Tau-Tau
Origin:Sulawesi (Celebes) - Sadan Toraja
Dimensions:Height 74 cm
Age:17th - 18th 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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