Dayak Ot Danum ancestor figure

Ref : Dayak 150

Dayak Ot Danum ancestor figure Dayak male 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 malevolent spirits, it has a very deep weathered lichen patina from age due to more than a century under the heavy tropical rains of Borneo.

Height : 92 cm / 36 inches


Estimated age: 1880-1900