Gong Handle

Ifugao, Philippines
19th Century
Previous Collection: Old Belgium Collection

Full figurative gong handles are uncommon among the Ifugao of the Philippines. The elegant elongated arms and legs are juxtaposed by a face that exudes a powerful artistic minimalism. The attachment hole shows extreme wear from decades of usage; and the overall surface patina is rich and blackened from handling.

This gong handle stands 4" tall.
IN 7-15-13/ SOLD