Ifugao, Philippines
19th Century
Provenance: Irwin Hersey
Published: Indonesian Primitive Art, pg. 90. Fig. 55.

Invoked during divination rituals, Hapag figures are used as mediators between the Ifugao deity, Kabunian, and shaman. Important components of an Ifugao priest’s ritual paraphernalia, they commonly represent anthropomorphic figures similar to the larger Bulus figures. Depicted seated with arms folded on the knees. This example is beautifully sculpted, with clearly delineated fingers, toes, facial features, and prominent ears.

Height: 7 inches
IN 3-2-16 / SOLD


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