Stopper to Shaman’s Medicine Container

Iban, Dayak, Borneo, Indonesia, 19th c.

This is a very fine example of a Dayak wooden stopper. Carved from Borneo ironwood, the tightly carved Aso head is elegantly conceived. The patina is deep and dark from decades of use and storage in the long house.

Its height is 4.5 inches tall

IN 11-12-11/ SOLD