Male figure made of wood. 1800s-1920s
Curators comments:
Register says: "ancestral figure ( Anito). Kept in the house; skulls of slain enemies are offered to them and great feast are instituted in their honour. If people are disappointed and offereings are no avail, effigies are beaten or pierced with spears, or thrown out of the house."
Exhibited: 1996-97, London, Museum of Mankind, 'Stairways to the Sky: Rice and Life in the Philippines'
Department: Asia

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