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19th Century Ifugao Tribal Used Authentic Sacrificial Punamhan Box with Contents









Lot: 116

Circa 1860-1870.
The box with patina from animal sacrifice the offertory contents include: a small hand carved wooden rare Hipag bulul, which is split in two pieces a hand bundled textile a hand wrapped bamboo offering a single bamboo shaft with a diagonal cut termination that is designed for the insertion into a pigs heart during a sacred blood sacrifice offertory ceremony seeds nuts and a feather.
Collection catalogue number on the bottomreads: 230a button of the inside cover has a red circular sticker that reads: David Howard Tribal Art.
Approximate dimensions: 4 3/4 high x 9 1/4 wide x 5 inches deep..
Parallels: Similar examples are illustrated in The Last Filipino Head Hunters, on page 55.
Condition: Wear from use, no apparent loss or repair.


Up for Auction on September 25, 2020

Estimate: $750 - 1,500


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