Big, ritual bowl of with two BULULS,Ifugao,Luzon,2nd half 20th century
Terrific tribal object, tihs big, ritual sacrificial bowl, flanked by two Bululs (Bulul is the god of rice for the Ifugao). On the hardwood bowl, on both sides a lizard can be found in a more abstract, edgy form. On the Bulul figures, a patina of dried pig blood is visible. Pig blood is often used during rituals surrounding good harvest, health, prosperity in a marriage, etc. During the transport a small shrinking crack has occurred in the bowl, see photos. Apart from that it is in good condition!
Height bowl: 14 cm
Height longest Bulul: 29 cm
Length: 54 cm
Weight: 4270 grams!!
Date: 2nd half 20th century
Provenance: Obtained in situ by myself