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Painted Dyak Mask from Borneo. Late 19th Century

$ 3,500
  • Description
    19th Century Dyak Mask. Borneo.

    Not much is known about the masked ceremonies of the South Kalimantan region of Borneo. This mask dates to the late 19th century and represents a demon. Stylistically, it shows traces of Hindu influence from Javanese settlers, transmitted to the settlers from Indian traders in previous centuries. Such masks were most probably used to drive away evil spirits from the village during important ceremonies, such as funerals, and from crop fields.
    14" tall from base. Piece is approx. 8" tall
    14" wide
  • More Information
    Origin: Indonesia
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Wood and pigments
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Asian, Traditional, Tribal
    Patterns: Handmade, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 456751
  • Dimensions
    W. 14 in; H. 14 in;
    W. 35.56 cm; H. 35.56 cm;
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