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.
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