Rare Dayak Ritual Calendar/Oracle Tablet, Borneo Island
Lot 17
Rare Dayak Ritual Calendar/Oracle Tablet, Borneo Island
Sold for US$ 3,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
Oceanic Art San Francisco
11 Feb 2012 7:00 PST

Auction 20157
Rare Dayak Ritual Calendar/Oracle Tablet, Borneo Island
Lot Details
Rare Dayak Ritual Calendar/Oracle Tablet, Borneo Island
height 12 1/4in (31cm)
carved on both sides with ritual symbols and pierced on one side with remnants of sennit cordage, highlighted on the top with an intricately carved head of a mythological aso figure; indigenous repair at the base and remnants of lime deposits.

Provenance:
James Barker, Albuquerque, NM
Private Collection, Hawaii

While Dayak calendars are somewhat common, it is very rare to find one with such finely carved aso representations on the top as depicted in the presented work.
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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