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Manufacturer: Dayak Hempatong
Dyak/Dayak Ancestor Weathered Figure


Dayak Hempatong, Indonesia

This great old Hempatong, or ancestor image is from Dayak
of Borneo, now Kalimantan.

Images such as this represented a venerated ancestor and were kept
in shrines. Larger images had other uses.

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Size:14½ x 3 x 2

Weight: 2 lbs.

Condition: Good weathered condition

He has a wonderful face.
The arms are rendered simply.
Made from a dense tropical hardwood.
He has a great presence.

From a private collection in NY State.
This has been in my own collection for
14 years.

Older 20th Century Piece

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