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Hornbill figure


Splendid old wooden hornbill figure 

representing the mythical Singalong Burong or his messenger. 

The bird is "crowned" and carved in Ngadju or Ot Danum style.  It must have hung for a long time in a longhouse as wall decoration.

The old polychrome with very old patina.

Some old restores and cracks.

This bird was probably played an important role during a wedding ceremony.

Late 19 th century/ begin 20th century

Stand included

Size: 60  cm.

see related museum objects 

hornbill 2

hornbill 1 

€ 1450,-


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