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
Size: 60 cm.
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