Ancestral Guardian Figure, Hampatong
Ngaju people, Dayak, Central Borneo
Late 19th/early 20th century
H: 35 in x W: 6 in x L 6 in :: 88.9 cm x 15.24 cm x 15.24 cm
A memorial portrait figure of an important ancestor holding a feasting cup in praise of the spirit world. This soulful statue, of a type erected outside of a longhouse in the Nagju area of Central Borneo, is a significant visual reminder of ritual cycles that the living must honor.
Inventory # 104541