Pig Trap Amulet

Dayak, Borneo, Indonesia
19th Century
Provenance: Acquired in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1980, by Bill Helmer, Vancouver, Canada

The stylized design of this tun-tun creates a dramatic rhythm. The elongated arms and legs carved in front of the body form an uncommon type of tun-tun. The figure is wearing hunting gear with a back-pack that shows detailed cross-hatching. The face is angular with expressive features. The surface exhibits areas of handling and has acquired a blackened patina from decades of use. In excellent condition.

The Figure stands 4.25" tall.
The Total height is 20" tall.

IN 7-12-13/ SOLD