Ritual Spoon

Ifugao, Philipines
19th Century

This is very rare example of it’s type. The beautifully carved embracing figures on this spoon are executed in great detail. The faces are expressive and the bodies seem to intertwine perfectly. The beauty doesn’t stop at the figurative part of this sculpture; the bowl is wonderfully conceived with great depth and symmetry. With a fine aged honey brown patina; this superb ritual spoon forces you to feel the emotion between these two carved figures. In excellent condition.

This spoon is 7.5 inches in height.
SOLD / IN 302