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Early 20th C. Borneo Dayak Wood Mask
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Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Borneo, Central Kalimantan, Dayak peoples, early to mid 20th century CE. A hand-carved wooden (probably ironwood) mask. With a heart-shaped face and deepset, bulging eyes, the face has a startling appearance. The mouth is emphasized, with a full set of teeth, as is the small, well-carved nose. These masks were made to be hung on homes to ward off evil spirits, as well as to be worn during festivals and agricultural ceremonies. Comes with custom stand. Size: 6" L x 9" W x 11.5" H (15.2 cm x 22.9 cm x 29.2 cm); height on stand: 24.25" (39 cm).

Provenance: Ex-Allen Davis collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Condition
Age wear to wood as shown, with some stable surface cracks, especially on the forehead.
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Early 20th C. Borneo Dayak Wood Mask

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500
Aug 02, 2018
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0089I: Early 20th C. Borneo Dayak Wood Mask

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Est. $1,000 - $1,500Starting Price $450
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Lot 0089I Details

Description
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Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Borneo, Central Kalimantan, Dayak peoples, early to mid 20th century CE. A hand-carved wooden (probably ironwood) mask. With a heart-shaped face and deepset, bulging eyes, the face has a startling appearance. The mouth is emphasized, with a full set of teeth, as is the small, well-carved nose. These masks were made to be hung on homes to ward off evil spirits, as well as to be worn during festivals and agricultural ceremonies. Comes with custom stand. Size: 6" L x 9" W x 11.5" H (15.2 cm x 22.9 cm x 29.2 cm); height on stand: 24.25" (39 cm).

Provenance: Ex-Allen Davis collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#121667
Condition
...
Age wear to wood as shown, with some stable surface cracks, especially on the forehead.

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