Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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figure of a mythical creature
  • Malaysia
  • figure of a mythical creature, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Borneo (island)
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 18.5 x 8 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Carlene Hadl
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3087

The ovular shaped creature has a large mouth. It has indications of eyes, nose and limbs. The creature appears to be squatting. The open mouth is very large, with two pointed upper teeth and one pointed lower tooth, in the center of the jaw. The figure is on a round base. It is red-orange.