cj1: Shrine Roof Finial.

Modang (Ga'ai) Dayak. East Kalimantan, Borneo Island, Indonesia.
Hard wood. L: 97" (246.4 cm), W: 11" (28 cm), H: 8.5" (21.6 cm).
Ancestral shrine roof finial with mythical guardian dragon (Aso) in stretched-out deconstructed form.
This style of abstract and often widly contorted Aso figure with a "cap" like structure on the head is typical of the
Modang Dayak (also identified as Ga'ai or Ga'ay) that inhabited the Berau District of East Kalimantan.
It is likely that cj2, was part of the same roof finial, but cut from the other end.

Cj1 published in "The Kayanic Tradition, Kayanic Dayak Art from Borneo. Volume I: Guardian Sculptures", page 210 (plate 110 a-c).

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