Top to Shaman’s Bamboo Magic Container

Dayak, Borneo
19th Century

This container top is by far the largest example I have handled. The face is extremely expressive and carved in high relief. There is great attention to detail; this was no doubt carved by a master craftsman. This example has a wonderful aged patina.
This container top is 5.5 inches in length.

SOLD / IN 10-14-11