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Early 20th C. Indonesian Wood Figural Totem
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Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Borneo, Sarawak, Iban Dayak peoples, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A wonderful carved-wood totem depicting the bust of a man atop a narrow, cuboid pole that serves as a stopper for a shamanic vessel. Holding both hands together before him, the curious figure displays an enormous head held up by a slender neck with a prominent Adam's apple and square shoulders that dramatically narrow to a thin waist. The stoic visage exhibits a straight mouth, a broad, flat nose, and slender, incised eyes held closed, all flanked by a pair of circular ears. The espresso-hued surface of this curious sculpture boasts a lustrous burnish and lovely patina. Size: 3.25" W x 11.5" H (8.3 cm x 29.2 cm); 13.75" H (34.9 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-Ami Brown collection, New York City, USA, 1950 to 1970

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#162970
Condition
Collection label on custom stand. Abrasions and wear to base, as well as a few light nicks throughout, all commensurate with age. Otherwise, intact and excellent with nice patina.
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Early 20th C. Indonesian Wood Figural Totem

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Est. $2,200 - $3,300Starting Price $1,100
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Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Borneo, Sarawak, Iban Dayak peoples, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A wonderful carved-wood totem depicting the bust of a man atop a narrow, cuboid pole that serves as a stopper for a shamanic vessel. Holding both hands together before him, the curious figure displays an enormous head held up by a slender neck with a prominent Adam's apple and square shoulders that dramatically narrow to a thin waist. The stoic visage exhibits a straight mouth, a broad, flat nose, and slender, incised eyes held closed, all flanked by a pair of circular ears. The espresso-hued surface of this curious sculpture boasts a lustrous burnish and lovely patina. Size: 3.25" W x 11.5" H (8.3 cm x 29.2 cm); 13.75" H (34.9 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-Ami Brown collection, New York City, USA, 1950 to 1970

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

#162970
Condition
...
Collection label on custom stand. Abrasions and wear to base, as well as a few light nicks throughout, all commensurate with age. Otherwise, intact and excellent with nice patina.

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