Guardian Figure

Central Borneo, Indonesia, 19 - early 20th century

This standing figure was kept inside the longhouse to protect its owner from harm. The figure is carved from hard wood and it has a deep, dark patina. It is beautifully sculpted with elongated lines. Attached to the figure’s stomach is a smiling dog who is gazing lovingly up to his master’s face.

It stands 11.5 inches.