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Ceremonial pole depicting guards, Dayak modang – Kalimantan, Indonesia


Dayak Modang culture, Borneo (Kalimantan), Indonesia, Southeast Asia.
Late 19th-early 20th century.
Height: 76 cm – Length: 13 cm – Thickness: 15 cm.
(some damages on the muzzle).

A monoxylous sculpture, representing two seated guardians, similar to stylized dogs, on a circular base. The second deity carries a little monkey on the top of its head. All three characters are finely carved with openwork. Their eyes feature the same treatment in spherical lozenges, the ears are geometrically cut and the claws are particularly hemmed.

Object Ceremonial pole depicting guards

Ethnic group/ culture Dayak modang

Region/ country Kalimantan, Indonesia

Material Wood

Period Early 20th century

Condition Good

Sold with stand Yes

Dimensions 76×13×15 cm

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