Object Number:P1301
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Borneo
Tinjar River
Height: 201.6 cm
Width: 69 cm
Depth: 16.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898


Carved door of a private room off a long-house veranda. Heavy wooden door, carved with two entwined figures at top, and another serving as a handle. Small white discs inlaid as eyes of figures and along sides and at bottom of door. At least some of these discs are glazed porcelain. "For a bolt of red cloth I bought the elaborately carved door of a dwelling room . . . . " "A door-frame from the house of Tama Aping Pang, a Sibop. The two little figures above the door were said to represent wawa monkeys." (Furness, The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters, following p. 114.) Illustrated in Charles Hose's "Pagan Tribes of Borneo" as "DOOR OF ROOM IN SEBOP (KLEMANTAN) HOUSE. The two figures near the top probably represent gibbons."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Dayaks: Peoples of the Borneo Rain Forest (Furness, Hiller, Harrison Borneo Collection) (25 Feb 1989 - 01 Jul 1990) View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Davenport, William H. "Selections from the Exhibition: The Dayaks: Peoples of the Borneo Rainforest". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 30. no. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 37 (b)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] McDougall, William, and Hose, Charles. 1912. The Pagan Tribes of Borneo.. London. Macmillan and Company. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Vol. I, Plate 123View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Furness, William H. 1902. The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters: Its Festivals and Folk-lore.. Philadelphia. J. B. Lippincott & Co. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: following p. 114View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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