Protective Spirit Figure, Aso Lejau
Kayan, Kalimantan, Borneo
Late 19th/early 20th century
Wood, replaced shell eyes
H: 24.5 in :: 62.23 cm
The mythical Aso Lejau, dog-tiger, whose mouth appears ready to devour evil spirits, was placed as a protective guardian upon the eaves of a longhouse, umaa.
Inventory # 102644
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