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Patong


East Borneo
Benuaq
Ironwood
91 x 10.5 x 13.5 cm
Price: CHF 700.-
Inv. BO.12.058

Anthropomorphic figure with hudoq face and massive body. The powerful expression of the composition, intended to keep away evil spirits, is accentuated by the great bulging eyes and an open mouth showing off two raw of sharp teeth.

The animals located atop the head and at the feet of the figure may represent family spirits and are the evidence of syncretism between neighboring ethnic groups, which relations may be strengthen by kinship.

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