Dayak Hampatong monkey head, Kalimantan (Borneo)

Dayak Hampatong monkey head, Kalimantan (Borneo)

  • Country: Indonesië
  • Island: Kalimantan (Borneo)
  • Tribe: Dayak people
  • Period: early 20th century
  • Material: hard wood with nice patina
  • Size: 19 cm (30.5 cm incl. stand)
Object number: T22020
€ 2.400,00
More from : Indonesia

  • Weight: 2,088 grams (head only), very heavy for the small head.
  • The head is decorated with 2 kind of animals, one on top of the head and one at the back.
  • This head is cut of at the neck and is placed on a very nice custom made stand.
  • The general name Dayak includes all the peoples native to the inland area of the island of Borneo, who principally settled in the Sarawak and Kalimantan regions. 
  • To get to know more about the Dayak, follow the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayak_people
  • Among the most important artistic Dayak creations are anthropomorphic sculptures known as hampatong, they assert a great variety of styles reflecting an array of ceremonial or protectional functions. The hampatong are placed in front of a ceremonial lodge, at a village crossroads or on a riverbank. These statues could perform important functions of protection, commemoration or representation of an ancestor.

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Dayak Hampatong monkey head, Kalimantan (Borneo)
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