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figurine

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    As1991,27.4

  • Description

    Figurine, hampatong ("hempatong"); carved of wood; in the form of male human figure; figure crouchs on small ovoid base, knees bent, arms bent with hands resting on chest.

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 19thC-20thC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 14 centimetres
    • Width: 3.5 centimetres
    • Depth: 3.5 centimetres
    • Weight: 77 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Hampatong were used by the Dayak as amulets. Some were kept in the home as 'divine gifts' to bring luck and good health, while others were attached to baby carriers, or strung across the healer's chest when he performed healing rituals, to serve as protective charms against evil and illness. See Vredenbregt, Jacob. Hempatong: the material culture of the Dayak of Kalimantan. Jakarta: Gramedia, 1981.

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1991

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    As1991,27.4

Figurine ("hempatong"); carved of wood; in the form of male human figure; figure crouchs on small ovoid base, knees bent, arms bent with hands resting on chest.

Figurine ("hempatong"); carved of wood; in the form of male human figure; figure crouchs on small ovoid base, knees bent, arms bent with hands resting on chest.

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