Mark A. Johnson Tribal ArtA very rare three-dimensional stone sculpture found in the highlands of the Apo Kayan, Borneo Island. The figure is compact with a slight roundness to the belly. The knees are pulled up, hands raised to the head, with thumbs below the chin and elongated fingers cupping each side of the face. Presumed to have been carved by one of the Kayanic groups in the area, the origin of this sculptural style is unknown and may pre-date the current inhabitants. Hard stone. 19th century or earlier.
Kayanic Dayak complex. Apo Kayan, East Kalimantan, Borneo Island, Indonesia.
Ex: Michael Palmieri. Bali, Indonesia.