Ancestral figure crouching (Ifugao)

Publ. Kgl. Ethnogr. Musum Dresden Bd.VIII panel 1 fig.8 similar figure with crossed arms; fig. 2 and 5 similarity of the head; "Ancestral Images of the Igorots"

"On Luzon, the north island of the Philippines group, the ancestral statues, the" Anitos "(Fig. 18), the skulls of slain enemies are offered as the most precious sacrifice; large festivals are held in their honor."

From: Vatter, Ernst (1926); Religious sculpture of primitive peoples, Frankfurter Verlags-Anstalt A.G, Frankfurt Main

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