RARE IFUGAO SHAMANIC FIGURATIVE RITUAL DIPPER W/ HAND
Period/Date: At least first quarter of the 20th century, likely older
Materials: Hardwood, libations
Description: This fascinating object came from a priest's ritual box called a "punamhan" which frequently has a pig head on each end (presented on a custom metal stand). This dipper with two back-to-back standing figures was likely employed for betel chewing. The spoon is a right hand with cupped palm! Its blackened encrusted patina is astonishing and would have required countless sacrifices of Chicken and Pig blood to accumulate. One figure is complete while the other has some loss to the legs and left arm. Note: It was photographed on a display stand that was borrowed from another piece in my inventory.
Dimensions: Height 5.75" (14.5 cm), Width 1 3/8" (3.5 cm)
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