Guardian dog-dragon figure. Aso’

West Borneo
Ibanic Dayak complex
51.5 × 20 × 8.5 cm
Price: CHF 2'000.-
Inv. BO.10.038

Sculpture representing the mythical dragon-dog guardian (aso’), characterised by a large head with wide open jaws showing enormous fangs, to evoke its great force and aggressiveness.

The animal is characterised by the simplification and geometrical rendering of the body. In its conception it recalls the so-called “Picasso-Aso”, a renowned example of which has in the past been presented to the Tribal Art Fair of New York. 

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