16 Antique print Tring Dayak warrior/ Head hunters of Borneo 135


Title: Antique print, Head hunters of Borneo / Bornea - Tring Dayak warrior
Author: Bock, Carl
PlaceAndYear: 1881 / 1887
Description: Antique lithograph of the war dance of a Tring Dayak warrior of Borneo, Indonesia , from the first Dutch edition of 'Reis in Oost- en Zuid Borneo van Koetei naar Banjermassin' by Carl Bock. Indonesia. Carl Bock made his expedition to east- and south Borneo in order of Governor-General Van Lansberghe. Bock's task was to write an account of the various Dayak tribes living in the interior of the area. Little was known about these "savages" -- who firmly rejected Dutch authority -- apart from the fact that they were head-hunters, some even cannibals. Carl Bock passed through areas never before penetrated by Europeans.
Dimensions: Overall size: 11,5 x 8 3/4 inch ( 29 x 22 cm)
Condition: Very Good
Technique: Lithograph
  • Number: 1351333
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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