Nias Art Gallery

Historical sculptures and artefacts from Nias Island
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Unique set of sheet metal armor used by natives on the Indonesian island of Nias. Armored vest, hinged down the back, with a ridge of spiked sheet metal down the spine. Thin handmade armor was used to repel enemy arrows during the many civil wars fought amongst the islands inhabitants. Also included is a matching metal helmet, water buffalo hide shield, bundle of arrows, and one other tribal implement. Armor measures 24 inches wide, and 26 high, and shield is 32 inches in diameter.

Unique set of sheet metal armor used by natives on the Indonesian island of Nias. Armored vest, hinged down the back, with a ridge of spiked sheet metal down the spine. Thin handmade armor was used to repel enemy arrows during the many civil wars fought amongst the islands inhabitants. Also included is a matching metal helmet, water buffalo hide shield, bundle of arrows, and one other tribal implement. Armor measures 24 inches wide, and 26 high, and shield is 32 inches in diameter.

Indonesia - Nias | Two bracelets; wood.  H:  18 and 15.5 cm | Est.  950 - 1'050€ & 1'100 - 1'200€   ~ (Feb '14)

Indonesia - Nias | Two bracelets; wood. H: 18 and 15.5 cm | Est. 950 - 1'050€ & 1'100 - 1'200€ ~ (Feb '14)

Adu Nuwu Nias ancestor figure

Adu Nuwu Nias ancestor figure

Indonesia ~ South Nias | Double spiral ear ornaments ~ fondulu ~ gold | 19th century || These are worn singularly by men and in pairs by women || Source: 'Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago'; page 415

Indonesia ~ South Nias | Double spiral ear ornaments ~ fondulu ~ gold | 19th century || These are worn singularly by men and in pairs by women || Source: 'Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago'; page 415

Indonesia ~ South Nias | Leaf shaped ear pendants ~ sialu ~ gold | 19th century || A single sialu was worn in the right ear by noblemen || Source: 'Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago'; page 411

Indonesia ~ South Nias | Leaf shaped ear pendants ~ sialu ~ gold | 19th century || A single sialu was worn in the right ear by noblemen || Source: 'Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago'; page 411

Indonesia ~ Sumatra ~ Nias | Woman's head  jewellery ~ Bahalögo sikondra | ca. 1900 or earlier

Indonesia ~ Sumatra ~ Nias | Woman's head jewellery ~ Bahalögo sikondra | ca. 1900 or earlier

A classic, early, Nias shield. Light wood reinforced with rattan binding.

Nias Shield, Indonesia

A classic, early, Nias shield. Light wood reinforced with rattan binding.

Ancestral_figure_(adu_zatua),_Nias,_Sawaihili_Village,_Honolulu_Museum_of_Art.jpg (1741×2934)

Ancestral_figure_(adu_zatua),_Nias,_Sawaihili_Village,_Honolulu_Museum_of_Art.jpg (1741×2934)

COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Messingen hoofdsieraad voor vrouwen NIAS

COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Messingen hoofdsieraad voor vrouwen NIAS

COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM NIAS

COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM NIAS

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