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X65.7433 Doorjamb (jovo)


Not Currently On View in Intersections


Object Name: Doorjamb (jovo)

Place of Origin: New Caledonia

Date/Era: 19th century

Medium/Materials: Wood

Credit Line: Gift of the Wellcome Trust

Accession Number: X65.7433

Men’s ceremonial houses in New Caledonia followed a round plan with high conical roofs. The massive doorjambs represented important ancestors.

Source: Gallery text, Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, 2006

SKU: X65.7433 Category:

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