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Door
Door
Date:
19th–20th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 31
Century:
Media:
Wood
Dimensions:
41 x 22 x 4 (104.1 x 55.9 x 10.2 cm)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Dayak People
Provenance:

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Kuhn, Los Angeles, 1999

Accession Number:
2005.140.5
Acquisition Date:
2005-12-31
Credit Line:

Gift of George and Marie Hecksher

Carved wooden doorway to Dayak longhouse. The inner house-facing design depicts a monstrous creature (hudo) or “lightening face” framed by dragon-like creatures. The outer-facing design is dominated by a single large writhing dog-dragon (aso) with bared teeth.

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