of the long house
structure. Its weathered gray surface shows evidence of being exposed
to the outside elements. The figure is carved in high relief with great
depth. The flat back signifies that the figure was originally incorporated
into a larger architectural structure. The saw marks at the bottom of
the figure show the point at which the figure was detached from the larger
structure. Both the mother and child have powerful, expressive features.
The right hand of the mother has claws for fingers, which are an indication
of the early period during which the hampatong was carved.