Amulet figure, early 20th century
Indonesia - Borneo, Kalimantan, Ngaju or Benaq Dayak
|Philip Goldman, London, Great Britain
Bruce Frank, New York, USA
|H: 3.9 inch||800 EUR|
wood, rest., base
The Dayak regard amulets as gifts from divine beings.They are supposed to ward off diseases, protect against black magic and avoid being haunted by evil spirits, of which the Dayak's forested habitat is teeming with.
London, Gallery 43: "The Divine Gifts, Dayak Sculpture from Kalimantan", 1975; Paris, Parcours des Mondes, September 2016