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: Tribal, Asian, Traditional
    Patterns: Handmade, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 456751
  • Dimensions
    W. 14 in; H. 14 in;
    W. 35.56 cm; H. 35.56 cm;
Message from Seller:

I became interested in the Ceramic Arts; specifically Ancient Chinese Pottery, when my brother Marc; also an art dealer, introduced it to me over 20 years ago. Since then I traveled throughout Asia; including Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea, in search for those special pieces that appeal to the discerning collector, as well as the Designer Market.

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