INDONESIAN TRIBAL ART
Wood Sculpture


Dayak Pantak


Beautifully carved Dayak female ritual guardian figure or Pantak with outstreched arms


Beautifully carved Dayak female ritual guardian figure or Pantak with outstreched arms   Beautifully carved Dayak female ritual guardian figure or Pantak with outstreched arms   Beautifully carved Dayak female ritual guardian figure or Pantak with outstreched arms  
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Item-Number:841004
Item-Description:Beautifully carved Dayak female ritual guardian figure or Pantak with outstreched arms
Medium:Wood with Metal arm bands
Origin:Borneo (Kalimantan) - Dayak Melawi
Dimensions:Height 91 cm
Age:19th or very early 20th century
Provenance:Field collected Borneo 1984
Condition:Weathered patina with lichen encrustatioms
Notes:The outstretched arms are to recieve ancestral spirits; rare example as ritual figures of this type are more generally male


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