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19th C. Borneo Dayak Wood Mask - Guardian Spirit
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Oceania, Indonesia, Borneo, Kayanic Dayak Complex, Dayak peoples, ca. second half of the 19th century CE. A hand-carved wooden mask, of a slender form, depicting the guise of a guardian spirit. The expressive countenance presents bulging hemispherical eyes above carved eye slits, a short nose above a tapered upper lip, two rows of incised teeth, a blocky chin, and raised curvilinear motifs suggestive of ritual scarification marks across the cheeks and brow. Dark-brown paint is applied atop the entire mask, and a thick reed strand on the verso enables the wearer to hold the mask in front of their face with their teeth. Size: 5.125" W x 11.2" H (13 cm x 28.4 cm); 16.3" H (41.4 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Johnson collection, Los Angeles, California, USA

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Condition
Small losses along peripheries as shown. Minor abrasions and nicks to nose, eyes, chin, and verso, with fading and abrasions to areas of original pigmentation on obverse, and a couple of stable hairline fissures. Nice traces of original pigment on obverse, fine patina on verso, and light earthen deposits throughout.
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19th C. Borneo Dayak Wood Mask - Guardian Spirit

Estimate $900 - $1,400
Jul 25, 2019
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0110D: 19th C. Borneo Dayak Wood Mask - Guardian Spirit

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Est. $900 - $1,400Starting Price $500
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Lot 0110D Details

Description
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Oceania, Indonesia, Borneo, Kayanic Dayak Complex, Dayak peoples, ca. second half of the 19th century CE. A hand-carved wooden mask, of a slender form, depicting the guise of a guardian spirit. The expressive countenance presents bulging hemispherical eyes above carved eye slits, a short nose above a tapered upper lip, two rows of incised teeth, a blocky chin, and raised curvilinear motifs suggestive of ritual scarification marks across the cheeks and brow. Dark-brown paint is applied atop the entire mask, and a thick reed strand on the verso enables the wearer to hold the mask in front of their face with their teeth. Size: 5.125" W x 11.2" H (13 cm x 28.4 cm); 16.3" H (41.4 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Johnson collection, Los Angeles, California, USA

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.

#147520
Condition
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Small losses along peripheries as shown. Minor abrasions and nicks to nose, eyes, chin, and verso, with fading and abrasions to areas of original pigmentation on obverse, and a couple of stable hairline fissures. Nice traces of original pigment on obverse, fine patina on verso, and light earthen deposits throughout.

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