Lot: 14

Ritual box "punamhan"

Philippines - Ifugao

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Tadashi Morita, Tokyo, Japan H/B/T: 6.9 inch x 11.6 inch x 6.3 inch (box);
B: 21.3 inch (with zoomorphic heads)
1500 EUR / 3000 EUR

wood, two-part, thick encrusted sacrificial patina This type of container was used by Ifugao priests during harvest rituals and served to store various objects associated with rice fields. They included, for example, bamboo sticks, each of which represented a pig that had been exchanged to pay for the field.


Moltzau-Anderson, Eric, In the shape of tradition, Leiden 2010, p. 151