From: Borneo | Sarawak | Tinjar River

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number P873
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Leron
Provenience Borneo | Sarawak | Tinjar River
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood

Tegulun. "Wooden effigies of Dr. [Charles] Hose [P873?] and Tama Bulan [P872?], which were left to decay in the jungle, and thereby accomplish the death of the originals." (The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters) ". . . wooden images are fashioned in the likeness of an enemy, and placed in the jungle; as the wooden representative decays the original sickens and dies." (The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters) In this case the effigies were discovered and rescued before they could decay, and the originals were reported to be "in excellent health." (The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters)

Height 14.7 cm
Width 2 cm
Outside Diameter 2 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898

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