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Amulet


East Borneo
Pasir Dayak
Wood
19 × 7 × 12 cm
Price: CHF 2'000.-
Inv. BO.15.070

Anthropomorphic amulet, representing a male figure.

The amulets from Borneo have become renowned through publications such as Hampatongs and The Divine Gifts. This amulet presents stylistic features similar to some of those documented in these two volumes, yet they differ in some details pertaining to the local style.

This is a magnificent piece, which, in its essence, reveals the invisible magical world from which it issues, and evokes the oneiric experience that is often the origin of Dayak representations.

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