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Rice guardian figure

This rice guard figure, which is supposed to protect the rice gods, is carved from wood and depicted sitting on an urn in a squatting position. Her left arm is no longer present due to weather conditions. The squatting posture sitting on the urn represents a connection to the ancestors.

These guardian figures are set up by the inhabitants of Borneo at the edge of the rice field until the harvest, but this can last for years, which can be seen in the strong weathering of the small sculpture.

Object Rice guardian figure
Culture Iban, Mualang, Kantu, Borneo
Time 20th century
Dimensions Height 50 cm
Material Ironwood