Lot: 13

Ritual box with lid "punamhan"

Philippines - Ifugao

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
T. Morita, Japan (coll. in situ,1980s/90s) B: 11.4 inch/ 19.3 inch (with handle);
H: 4.9 inch
250 EUR / 500 EUR

wood, encrusted patina, rest. This type of container was used by Ifugao priests during harvest rituals and was 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. 150 f.