A very rare coffin model probably for shamanic ritual.
The ends with Hornbill/Watersnake/Bird heads , one side is decorated with a painted watersnake.
More or less comparable coffins in the shape of a soul ship are described by Schärer in his work Ngaju religion p. 93.
A very interesting piece with enormous important function in Ngaju culture.
Provenance : Part of a collection coming from a Swiss family who where living on Borneo around 1930.
Size: 60 cm long.