SUPERB 19TH C. IFUGAO HEARTH FIGURE, PREGNANT FEMALE
Period/Date: Early to mid 19th Century
Materials: hardwood (likely narra)
a rare and impressive example of a Bulul house-post that was originally placed aside
the hearth of a village hut. The pregnant female figure is beautifully elongated
with swollen stomach, and pendular breasts. Other wonderful features are
the unique placement of the hands; each clutching areas of the crotch. The
soot-blackened encrusted surface serves to enhance the emotion on her face. This
level of deep encrustation, to the point where it is now part of the wood, only happens over generations. Condition is excellent.
Presented on a custom wood base.
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