Ancestor Figure

Dayak, Borneo
19th Century

This early Iban ancestor figure is striking from all angles. The heart shaped face is a very engaging quality, in addition to the sensitively carved body that exhibits great negative space. The patina on this figure is simply beautiful. The wood has great depth and color; and from being handled over a long period of time the surface has become lustrous and brilliant.

This figure stands 7.5 inches tall

SOLD / IN2028