Ancestral Couple (Ana Deo), late 19th–early 20th century. Indonesia, Flores Island, East Nusa. Tenggara. the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Fred and Rita Richman, 2006 (2006.510) | This remarkable couple from the Nage people of the island of Flores probably represent the founders of one of the village clans. Whatever its original function, the quiet dignity of the figures, with the man's arm clasped tenderly around his consort's shoulder, makes it a compelling work.
Head, 19th century. Probably Gope people, Papua New Guinea. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.1580) #Halloween
Silver Elephant, 19th century Republic of Benin; Fon. Fon silver works such as this silver elephant served as objects of power and prestige owned by a ruler of the Fon kingdom of Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin.