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Dayak Figure

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The Dayak peoples, a generic designation for distinct indigenous groups such as the Kayan and the Bahau, inhabit the dense rainforest of the region of interior Kalimantan on the large island of Borneo. Large carved figures, usually called "hampatong"- meaning figure or effigy- guard the village...

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Provenance

Purchased from Tambaran Gallery, New York, December 1988.

Credit Line

Gift of William E. and Bertha L. Teel

Dayak peoples, northeastern Borneo, Indonesia,

Object Place

Indonesia

Dimensions

91.44 cm (36 in.)

Accession Number

1994.411

Medium or Technique

Wood, shells

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Sculpture