• Height: 98 cm.
  • Material: wood
  • Position: standing
  • Gender:
  • Indigenous name: patong
  • Price realised: € 1.962.000,-


Collected by Robert Vanderstukken, Bali; Anthony Plowright, London ca. 1984-85; John K. Hewett (1919-1994), Bog Farm; Collection Lord Alistair McAlpine (1942-2014), London; Ron Nasser (1944-2020), New York; Collection Robert Burawoy, Paris ca. 1988; Collection Beatrice & patrick Caput, Paris.


Plowright, Anthony (1991), ‘La collection Robert Burawoy’ in Primitifs, nr 5, front and p. 49; Valluet, M.C. (2018), Regards visionnaires. Arts d’Afrique, d’Amérique, d’Asie du Sud-Est et d’Océanie, p. 199.



Additional information

For the Bahau people, as a general rule statues representing aso are a prerogative of the noble classes (hipuuy). The symbolism associated with dogs derives from fundamental attributes recognised by humans. The great importance given to this animal in day-to-day life stems from its behaviour during hunting, during which it admirably shows all its courage, skills and strength. This is also how life is for the hipuuy, who use their great charisma and knowledge to inspire, guide and care for society.(Junita Arneld, catalogue essay)


Photo credits

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