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20th C. Indonesian Dayak Carved Boar Skull Openwork

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Lot 0084 Details

Description
Indonesia, Borneo, Central Kalimantan, Dayak peoples, ca. mid 20th century CE. An exquisitely carved boar skull, with openwork decoration on its upper and lower parts. The mandible is attached via a wire so that the skull is articulated. Smooth, creamy white pigment covers the skull, with the impressive tusks and teeth well displayed. This style of carving evokes the traditional Dayak art of human skull carving. Size: 17.5" W x 9.75" H (44.4 cm x 24.8 cm)

Provenance: private Newport Beach, California, USA collection

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Condition
A few small repairs to peripheries; tusks have been secured with adhesive. This is well done and very unobtrusive.
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20th C. Indonesian Dayak Carved Boar Skull Openwork

Estimate $800 - $1,200Mar 19, 2020
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