A female statue in a typically position of a Agom.
Agom exist in male and female parts but are always for protection of the belongings and padi of the household from bad people. Referring to Lucas Chin and Valerie Mashman (Sarawak Cultursl Legacy a living tradition - Sarawak 1991, p. 38) the "tau tepang" are "people with the evil eye who ruin everything and anything they look at ... Because they are poor and lack success, they hunger after padi."
A big and heavy statue made from ironwood. It does not show traces of weathering like the Hampatong, because Agom were stored inside next to the valuable belongings.
Provenience: German Private Collection (clearing).
- Statua femminile per protezione Padi - 81 cm
- Nome dell'oggetto indigeno
- Iban Dayak
- Sarawak, Malesia
- Legno massiccio
- Seconda metà XX secolo
- Buone condizioni
- Venduto con supporto
- 810×190×140 mm