Bulul Ancestor Figure

Ifugao, Philippines, 19th c.

This Bulul or Rice God is an early example. The seated position with arms crossed is the archetypical stance amongst these figures. The wood is hard and the patina is deep and encrusted from generations of use. The heart shaped face is very sensitive; it is looking downward in a solemn pose. There is no damage or restoration to this figure.

Height: 13.5 inches
IN 3-6-13/ SOLD