About the item: Very rare large antique Dyak tribal carved horse head and jaw, c 1900. The Dyak were traditionally head hunters from Borneo and have a long history of decorating human and animal skulls. This is a very impressive piece, one of the best examples I have seen. The quality of the carving/decoration is stunning with the head extensively decorated with hunters, crocodiles, fish, turtle, female fertility figure etc.
It has aged well with good colour/patina. Overall condition is very good with only a few teeth a little loose. Please refer to the detailed photographs and feel free to contact me with any questions or if you would like to view the item.
Size: 47 cm long x 27 cm tall x 20 cm wide. About me: I have been a passionate collector of antiques and collectables for over 30 years. My tastes are diverse and range from fine antique furniture, African , Indian and Asian ethnographic antiques and tribal art, to vintage slot machines - the more unusual and curious the better!
I have travelled extensively throughout Africa, Asia, India, North America and much of my collection has been sourced in the Country of origin. After many years of collecting I decided to start to sell and have established'Curious Antiques' which specialises in a range of fine and more unusual antiques.
These include fine furniture, religious items, militaria, amusement machines and one of the Countries best collections of African, Chinese, Eastern and Indian tribal and ethnographic antiques. I value your custom and will do all I can to keep you happy and satisfied.
The item "Rare Large Antique Dyak Tribal Carved Horse Skull /Jaw, Amazing Decoration, c1900" is in sale since Monday, October 24, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic Antiques\Oceanian/Australasian".1328" and is located in North Walsham. This item can be shipped worldwide.