Lot: 26

97th Auction

Meat container

Philippines - Kankanay / Ifugao

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Luciano Federico, Italy

Luciano first visited the Philippines in 1978 with his Japanese wife Mayumi. They spent six months there, mainly in the mountain province of Luzon, where they collected many interesting pieces. From 1978 to 1984 he made at least more ten trips, travelling throughout the country.
H: 11.8 inch;
L: 10.2 inch
2000 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, two-pcs.,
Heavy, high-walled container on four feet. The lid carved in flat relief with a lizard motif. Side handles in the form of anthropomorphic faces.

Incised zigzag patterns on the body indicate that the vessel was once owned by a warrior.

Moltzau-Anderson, Eric, In the shape of tradition, Leiden 2010, p. 182, ill. 280