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Lot 0679
**Originally Listed At $450**

Oceania, Indonesia, Borneo, Kalimantan, Dayak peoples, ca. early 20th century CE. A fine and intricate ear ornament carved from the casque (or beak) or a hornbill bird, worn by men in sets of two which did not necessarily have to match. The ornament has an ovoid, vermilion-hued body decorated with openwork curvilinear motifs on each side, a cream-hued top which is incredibly smooth to the touch, and a slender suspension hook folded forward over the top of the body. Size: 3.3" L x 1.6" W x 2.5" H (8.4 cm x 4.1 cm x 6.4 cm); 3.4" H (8.6 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-Arte Primitivo Gallery, New York, New York, USA

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#146432

Condition

Small losses and repairs to areas of openwork motifs, with repair to suspension hook. Minor abrasions to top, openwork areas, and suspension hook, with darkening to color commensurate with age. Light earthen deposits within some recessed areas. Old inventory label beneath top.

Starting Bid

$350

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  • 24.5%

Early 20th C. Dayak Hornbill Beak Ear Ornament

Estimate $900 - $1,350
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26m
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