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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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Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#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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0140B: Early 20th C. Indonesian Wood Figural Totem

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Est. $2,000 - $3,000Starting Price $1,000
Fall Antiquities & Ethnographic Art Auction
Oct 21, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0140B Details

Description
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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 or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#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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