Rice god BULUL with blood crust, IFUGAO, Philippines
Hardwood statue of the rice god BULUL, which plays an important role in Ifugao culture. Stylistically superb statue with a crusty patina of pig blood. This causes the colour of Nara wood to get through the patina here and there. The statue is in good condition.
Height: 40 cm
Width: 12.5 cm
Weight: 1795 grams
Origin: Honduan, Luzon, Philippines
Date: 2nd half 20th century
Provenance: obtained in situ myself