Coffin End

Modang Dayak, Borneo, Indonesia, 19th century or earlier

Originally, this was one end of a coffin. At the top of the head are saw marks indicating where it was cut off. The concave shape of the face, along with the protruding mouth give this piece a striking presence. It is carved from ironwood and has a subtle, weathered surface typical of pieces found in sacred caves.

The height is 8 inches, height on custom stand 13 inches.