Door from Timor-Lete

Unknown author19-20th century

Museum of Ethnology & Museum of Popular Art

Museum of Ethnology & Museum of Popular Art
Lisboa, Portugal

Door, with hinges, made from a single piece of wood. Among the profuse incised decoration, filled with lime, the figuration of female breasts stands out as a symbol of fertility. In the upper section, a "Kai-Bawk" diadem is represented.


  • Title: Door from Timor-Lete
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 19-20th century
  • Location Created: East Timor, Baucau region, suco of Fatumaca
  • Physical Dimensions: 180 cm x 61 cm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: Collection: National Museum of Ethnology. Image: DGPC/ADF
  • Medium: Wood, lime
  • Catalog number: MNE: AF.511

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