Magic Charm

Dayak Tribe, Borneo, Indonesia, 19th c.
Previous Collection: Christensen Fund Collection

Standing on one leg with its other leg raised to its chest, this figure may be small in size, yet it still manages to project a dynamic presence. The sculpture is very finely carved in the round, and has a deep dark brown patina. At the bottom is a carved loop, so the charm could be worn, protecting its owner.

Height: 3.25 inches
IN 3-3-13/ SOLD