Wooden Figure (Anito?)

Wooden sculpture, called Anito. This term denotes both good and bad spirits. There are a large number of higher and lower spirits. So, the example. Ifugao-people able to distinguish a few thousand such beings with names, also the souls of men designated by death anitos. This anitoär a male figure with a bowl in the hands and very prominent ears. Standing on a pedestal. Stained wood. H. with socket 37 cm. (catalog).

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