Loan Object
Photo by Johan Vipper
Photo credit: Johan Vipper

Ancestor Figure (Hampatong)

19th century

Wood

135 x 22 x 22 cm (53 1/8 x 8 11/16 x 8 11/16 in.) base: 31.5 x 31.5 x 5.5 cm (12 3/8 x 12 3/8 x 2 3/16 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.125
Culture: 
Kayan or Kenyah
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Borneo, Indonesia
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: E. Deletaille, Brussels; J. Kerchache, Paris; A. Casanovas, Madrid

Bibliography: 

Jouke van der Werff and Jan B. Ave, Kalimantan, Mythe en Kunst (Delft, Netherlands: Indonesisch Ethnografisch Museum Delft, 1973), no. 81, fig. 56.

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