Ancestor Figure

Dayak, Central Borneo
19th Century
Previous Collection: Helmut Pasche, Germany

This is a fine and emotive Dayak ancestor figure. The slight tilt of the head, expressive face, classic arm position and tension in the body are just some of the beautiful features that exhibit the talent of the artist. The carver went so far as to place another face on the base of the figure which is equally as expressive. The patina is deep and brilliant from decades of handling.

This figure stands 10.5 inches in height.

SOLD / IN 7-03-09