Hornbill figure

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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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