Inventory number SA 35761
Spoon, the handle of which is designed as a female figure. Original usage unknown. Text: Georg Noack.
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Ifugao (northeast); Luzon; Malay Archipelago
Length: 36.3cm Width: 9.2 cm Height: 6cm
The collector, Christian Roll, was a German journalist. He reported from the previous war zones of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, the Philippines and many other places in Asia. His autobiography "Street of Happiness" describes him as adventurer who had no worries, even from the most famous places to report. But she also saw him as a drinker and a woman, whom many "friends" had and often traveled in the Red Light. Based on his lifestyle, he always spent money, which he bought in Asian markets through the purchase of antiques, which he then sold to German collectors. Over time, science has developed and only a few articles have appeared in international collective magazines. Dr. Friedrich Kußmaul, Curator for Asia (1955-1971) and former Director of the Linden Museums (1971-1986), was a regular customer of rolls and bought several hundred objects from him. Rolls correspondence with Kußmaul has since closed, that the objects from the Cordillerans in the 1970s on Philippine markets and from traders. He traveled there with William Beyer, the son of American ethnologist Henry Otley Beyer, a specialist in the indigenous culture of the Cordillerans. As a result of the intensified campaigns of the evangelical mission in the Cordillera, at that time many old ritual objects were either sold or sold for a small amount of money in the market, so that their urgent estates were soon to be judged. Text: Georg Noack.
Translated from German by Google Translate. Record accessed November 2021.
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“Spoon,” Mapping Philippine Material Culture, accessed January 19, 2022, https://philippinestudies.uk/mapping/items/show/15359.