Ngaju Dayak, Ancestral Guardian Figure, Central Kalimantan, Borneo Island
Lot 16
Ngaju Dayak, Ancestral Guardian Figure, hampatong, Central Kalimantan, Borneo Island
US$ 10,000 - 15,000
€7,200 - 11,000
Auction Details
Oceanic Art San Francisco
11 Feb 2012 7:00 PST

Auction 20157
Ngaju Dayak, Ancestral Guardian Figure, Central Kalimantan, Borneo Island Ngaju Dayak, Ancestral Guardian Figure, Central Kalimantan, Borneo Island
Lot Details
Ngaju Dayak, Ancestral Guardian Figure, hampatong, Central Kalimantan, Borneo Island
height 58 1/2in (149cm)
of a squatting female figure with infant riding on her back, playing a flute, and tattoo marks on right arm; fine aged and weathered ironwood.

Most likely late 19th/early 20th century, the spiked crown would have held a heirloom ceramic jar, used as a reliquary for an important ancestor.
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  1. Fredric Backlar
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