Anthropomorphic wand

East Borneo
Benuaq Dayak
Wood, patina
51 × 3.5 × 2.5 cm
Price: CHF 600.-
Inv. BO.10.026

Anthropomorphic representation. The body is strong and the face elegant; shaped like the rising moon, it is enclosed by powerful arms and hands with long hooked fingers. Over the head, two stylized mythical“ dragon-dogs” (aso’)  hold each other by the jaws, forming a spiral.

This is a very sophisticated artwork with a strong expressive charge – probably an amulet – it is unique in kind.

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