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Late 19 th – Early 20 th Century
Size : 39 cm high , 58.5 cm wide – 15 ½ ins high , 23 ins wide
The Dayak regard the great hornbill as related to the soul and the ancestral spirit world . These carefully carved wooden bird figures were displayed in festivals honouring the God of war and at celebrations of successful head hunting .
|Height||39.00 cm||(15.35 inches)|
|Width||58.50 cm||(23.03 inches)|