|Item-Description:||Impressive Kayanic village guardian figure or Hampatong in the form of a monkey|
|Origin:||Borneo (Kalimantan) - Dayak Modang|
|Age:||15th- 17th century|
|Provenance:||Field collected Borneo 1984|
|Condition:||Water weathered patina (this figure spent +300 years underwater before excavation)|
|Notes:||Carved from iron wood this Hampatong is extremely heavy; its large size (over 2 meters tall) makes this figure a highly desireable and collectable item of museum quality Kayanic Dayak art.|
Illustrated as Plate 83 in 'The Kayanic Tradition - Kayanic Dayak Art from Borneo - Volume I Guardian Sculptures' by Mark A Johnson
Exhibited: Important Tribal Sculpture from Sumatra, Borneo and The Celebes, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, California, 1 October to 30 November, 1986.