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Dayak Hampatong

Dayak Hampatong

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19th Century Dayak Hampatong from Borneo. 

Hampatong is a general term for a statue or figure. These figures might have served a number of different purposes. In this instance, a figure is depicted holding a box, most likely betel nuts for an offering, it is likely that they represent a mythical ancestor. Such ancestors are believed to protect a village by warding off evil spirits.

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