Trap Marker (Tun Tun)
Iban, Dayak, Borneo
Ex: Irwin Hersey Collection, NYC
This is a fine example of a pig trap marker. The figure on this Tun Tun
is larger than most and yet is still as sensitively carved as other diminutive
examples. What is most impressive about this object is the fact that the
piece is completely original. The surface has never been altered in anyway
and the 'fetish' still remains within this piece. The magic 'fetish' was
inserted into the figure to call upon the spirits making the trap more
successful. In excellent condition.
This Tun Tun stands 20.5 inches tall.
SOLD / IN 2002