A UNIQUE KENYAH DAYAK MASK OF HUMAN FORM

Kayan / Kenyah - Borneo, East Kalimantan - Indonesia

Dimensions: Height 12 ", Width 10". Provenance: Formerly from an old Indonesian Collection
B30...A UNIQUE KENYAH DAYAK MASK OF HUMAN FORM
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A mask form the Kenyah Dayaks, probably resembling a "funny man" and possibly used to amuse. Painted with raised eyebrows and a bold right side of black inverted teardrop like design that curls past the upper mouth, Pierced lobes and cartilage with a painted black to depict a "missing" tooth, a mole to finish this mask superbly. Attached is also a moustache of spotted leopard hide. This mask shows good signs of use and wear and possibly dates from the late 19th to early 20th Cent. Attached on the back is a rattan mouthpiece. Overall, it is a fantastic mask, in very good condition and has good patina. Would compliment any oceanic or indonesian art collection.
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