Powerful Dayak ancestor figure “Hampatong” collected from the Ot Danum tribes of west Borneo, such statues were erected near the main house to commemorate a deceased relative and protect the family against malevolent spirits and decease, strong weathered lichen patina from age due to more than a century under the heavy tropical rains of Borneo.
Stands 25.5 in. tall.
Ex. Billy Jamieson/Niagara Falls Museum Collection