Maternity Charm 11916
Dayak, Borneo
Wood
19th/early 20th Century
7.75 inches

This maternity figure is deceptively small; it has the character, sculptural line and iconography of a monumental hampatong. The “displayed sex” of the mother is a feature shared by giant longhouse guardians, and served to frighten away ghosts. The child on her back demonstrates an early stylistic treatment.

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Thomas Murray
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Thomas Murray :: Dayak Charm
Thomas Murray :: Dayak Charm
Thomas Murray :: Dayak Charm
Thomas Murray :: Dayak Charm