Southeast Asia, Borneo, Ngaju Dayak, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A hand carved shaman's charm figure with an elongated end depicting an anthropomorphic figure carved with simple facial features and arms raised to chest with hands pressed together in a prayerful manner. This example shows a deep glossy patina that has developed with age. A beautiful example. Custom stand. Size: 1.5" W x 2.5" H (3.8 cm x 6.4 cm)
Provenance: Ex- private collection of Ami Brown. Mr. Brown was the owner of the Coca Cola franchise in Israel and amassed a huge and very fine collection of Indonesian Kris's as well as other ethnographic and tribal arts. His collection numbered more than 3000 pieces with many on display during his life in the Ein Harod Museum of Art.
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