Male standing ancestor figure - Dayak Melawi - Borneo

Ref : Dayak 199

Male standing ancestor figure - Dayak Melawi - Borneo Standing male ancestor figure collected from the Melawi tribes of central Borneo. This Hampatong "Tajahan" was erected close to the familial house along with an other female figure to commemorate deceased  relatives and protect the clan from malevolent spirits, carved from a single piece of ironwood with minor crack on the top and remnant of old paint.

Height : 112 cm / 44 inch

Weight : 20 kg

Circa 1940-1950