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