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Indonesia ~ N. Sumatra Province ~ Nias Island | Sections of a man's headdress; his finely wrought gold spire was once part of a headdress worn by noblemen in southern Nias. The hatÆs fishtail palm shape evokes the Tree of Life, a motif common to the arts of Nias and many other Southeast Asian islands. | ca. 19th century | ©Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Section of a man's headdress Place of Origin: Indonesia, Nias Island, North Sumatra Province Date: approx. Object Name: Jewelry Materials: Gold

Indonesië, Nias - Verfijnde Indonesische hofkunst: een gouden kroon uit Nias. Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden toont de bijzondere collectie Indonesische kunst die verzamelaar Frits Liefkes het museum naliet.

Indonesië, Nias - Verfijnde Indonesische hofkunst: een gouden kroon uit Nias. Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden toont de bijzondere collectie Indonesische kunst die verzamelaar Frits Liefkes het museum naliet.

Nias warriors. Date unknown.

Indonesia, Nias warriors ~ Nīas (Indonesian: Pulau Nias, Nias language: Tanö Niha) is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Nias (Kepulauan Nias) is also the name of the archipelago, including the small Hinako Islands.

Villagers in Bawomataluo in South Nias move a megalith that will be raised for a dead chieftain. National Museum of World Cultures. Collection number: TM-10000952.

Villagers in Bawomataluo in South Nias move a megalith that will be raised for a dead chieftain. National Museum of World Cultures.

A group of warriors, South Nias. National Museum of World Cultures. Collection number: TM-10002057.

A group of warriors, South Nias. National Museum of World Cultures.

Indonesia - Nias Island | Ceremonial crown; gold alloy. | HP 3'500€ ~ sold (DEc '15) // 136599529254

Indonesia - Nias Island | Ceremonial crown; gold alloy. | HP 3'500€ ~ sold (DEc '15) // 136599529254