| Ritual box in the form of a pig [punamham]

Ifugao people
Luzon, Philippines
 

Ritual box in the form of a pig [punamham] 19th century
wood
14.0 (h) x 39.5 (w) x 14.0 (d) cm
Fowler Museum at University of California, Los Angeles
Anonymous Gift
Photograph: Don Cole

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Animist communities of the northern Philippines create fine wooden vessels for religious rites and for celebratory feasts sponsored by wealthy families. The lidded receptacle in the shape of a stylised two-headed pig once held ingredients used by village priests in rituals.




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