Coffin End

Dayak, Borneo Indonesia
19th Century

This is a powerful and dynamic example of Dayak art. The Aso is carved in an aggressive position with a wide open mouth showing its sharp teeth. The original eye inserts are still present, which not only enhance the figures strength, it assists in drawing the viewer into its demonic gaze. Carved from ironwood with a ancient patina from exposure to the elements.

This coffin end stands 15.5 in tall.

Price upon request / IN 7-12-09