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Fine 19th C. Indonesian Dayak Wood Figural Hampatong

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Fine 19th C. Indonesian Dayak Wood Figural Hampatong
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Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Borneo, Dayak culture, ca. 19th to early 20th century CE. This is a beautiful hand-carved wooden protective hampatong guardian in the form of an anthropomorphic figure, atop a spiked base. The stylized person stands on thick legs with the slender arms resting upon his knees. The visage consists of slight protuberances as the nose and ears, and the eyes and mouth are etched into the surface. The head has a flattened knob as a coiffure or headdress, and the wood throughout has a lovely silky smooth and dark patina. Hampatongs of this size were placed outside entrances or as markers for fields and graves as protective, guardian spirits, and the spike on this example could easily rest in the ground with the figure standing upright. Size: 1.25" W x 13.35" H (3.2 cm x 33.9 cm); 14" H (35.6 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection, 1995 to 2010

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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.

#168424
Condition
Intact and excellent. Minor surface abrasions to body. Pinhole size cavities and small groove on the spiked tip from old insect activity. Great patina throughout.
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Fine 19th C. Indonesian Dayak Wood Figural Hampatong

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Dec 02, 2021
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0119A: Fine 19th C. Indonesian Dayak Wood Figural Hampatong

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Est. $1,800 - $2,700Starting Price $900
Fine Antiquities | Asian | Ethnographic Art
Dec 02, 2021 10:00 AM EST
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Lot 0119A Details

Description
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Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Borneo, Dayak culture, ca. 19th to early 20th century CE. This is a beautiful hand-carved wooden protective hampatong guardian in the form of an anthropomorphic figure, atop a spiked base. The stylized person stands on thick legs with the slender arms resting upon his knees. The visage consists of slight protuberances as the nose and ears, and the eyes and mouth are etched into the surface. The head has a flattened knob as a coiffure or headdress, and the wood throughout has a lovely silky smooth and dark patina. Hampatongs of this size were placed outside entrances or as markers for fields and graves as protective, guardian spirits, and the spike on this example could easily rest in the ground with the figure standing upright. Size: 1.25" W x 13.35" H (3.2 cm x 33.9 cm); 14" H (35.6 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection, 1995 to 2010

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.

#168424
Condition
...
Intact and excellent. Minor surface abrasions to body. Pinhole size cavities and small groove on the spiked tip from old insect activity. Great patina throughout.

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