Pair of Ancestor Figures

Bulul, Philippines
19th Century

These magnificent Bulul figures are ancient examples. Both the male and female figures have inlaid glass eyes that enhance their power within the cult as well as enhancing them aesthetically. The male figure has an expressive face with an imposing jaw line, in addition to a fantastic tapered coiffure. The female is more abstract with a minimalist composition showing great adze work on the back of the legs and feet. The patina is layered with deep encrustation from decades of use.

The male figure stands 19" in height
The female figure stands 18" in height.

SOLD / IN 1-09-12