Hampatong - Dayak Ahe - Borneo

Ref : Dayak 201

Hampatong - Dayak Ahe - Borneo Extremely rare standing male ancestor figure collected from the Ahe tribes of central Borneo. This hampatong tajahan was kept inside the familial house with an other female figure to commemorate deceased  relatives and protect the clan from malevolent spirits, the removable armes are missing and the large ear lob with iron rings still attached. Carved from a single piece of ironwood with a deep black patina of age.

Height : 110 cm / 43 inch
Weight : 16 kg (including iron display stand)

Estimated age :
early 19th century