Hampatong
Dayak Tribe, Central Borneo
19th century or before

Provenance: Alain Schoffel, Paris. Private collection NYC, acquired from the above in the early 1990’s

Carved from extremely dense ironwood, this Hampatong literally “stands the test of time”. Its in the form of a monkey, an important being in Dayak mythology. Monkey figures are commonly depicted in the Dayak’s material culture accompanying recently deceased high ranking tribal members to the upper world.

Height: 20 inches / 50.8 cm
IN 10-11-17 / Price on request

 

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