"Threshold," Indo-Pacific Collection, Yale Art Gallery

 

 

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"Threshold"
Ngada
Indonesia, Flores, possibly 17th century

The central opening in this elaborately carved threshold was once the entrance into a ritual house (bhaga) dedicated to a common ancestor.  Among the intricate open scrolls on both wings are the body, legs, and neck of a horse.  The head would have been part of an additional panel, which is not on view here.

- Gallery of Indo-Pacific Art, Yale Art Gallery