Dayak Ancestor figure

Ref : Dayak 51

Dayak Ancestor figure Dayak ancestor figure "Hampatong" collected from the Ot Danum tribe of west Borneo, such statues were erected outside the long house to commemorate a deceased relative and protect the community against evil spirit, this one wear the Dutch colonialist officer's uniform, sign of respectability and high rank within the tribes men.
Remnant of old natural pigmentation and a deep eroded patina.

Height : 147 cm / 58 inches

Estimated age: 1880-1920