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Title

Sanggori (head ornament) in the shape of a snake


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

In central Sulawesi such ornaments were worn by warriors as protective head gear. The metal, highly polished and formed in the shape of a snake would not only hinder the strike of an enemy blow but was believed to have magical protective properties.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2015


Details


Other Title

Sanggori (head ornament) in form of eel


Place where the work was made

Central Sulawesi Sulawesi Indonesia


Date

19th century-20th century


Media category

Metalwork


Materials used

brass


Dimensions

26.0 cm diam. (irreg.)


Credit

Gift of Christopher Worrall Wilson 2010


Location

Not on display


Accession number

538.2010