Dayak guardian figure

Ref : Dayak 05

Dayak guardian figure Hampatong pantak or patung polisi collected from the Ahe tribes of central-west Borneo, this naked figure was erected to mark a teritory and to protect the community from malefic spirits, carved from a  piece of ironwood with removable overstretch arms, the white spots are not lichen but traces of gecko's eggs.

Height : 115cm / 45 inch

Circa 1920