Lot: 11

Amulet figure, early 20th century

Indonesia - Borneo, Kalimantan, Ngaju or Benaq Dayak

Provenance Size Hammer price
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.


Philip Goldman, "The Divine Gifts, Dayak Sculpture from Kalimantan", London, 1975, fig. 37; Frank, Bruce, "Dayak amulets", Paris, 2016, fig. 93
Exhibited:

London, Gallery 43: "The Divine Gifts, Dayak Sculpture from Kalimantan", 1975; Paris, Parcours des Mondes, September 2016