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Earthenware skull - Bone, Buffalo horn, Feathers, Pottery - Ifugao, Philippines

Lot reference 30626355

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Location: Netherlands
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Late 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Earthenware skull
Region/ country: Ifugao, Philippines
Material: Bone, Buffalo horn, Feathers, Pottery
Period: Late 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 37×30×23 cm

Decorative tribal object from the Philippines. Human skull made of pottery, mounted on a real pig skull.
Period: last quarter of the 20th century.

The Ifugao are known for their past as headhunters. The two main reasons for the Ifugao for head hunting were: honour revenge and prestige. After a murder or another serious crime, the victim's family organised a punitive expedition. The offender or anyone in his immediate environment was tracked down, killed and beheaded, for the honour of the family. Such a punitive expedition of course usually provoked a counter action and these feuds could persist that way for generations.
Besides revenge attacks people also organized attacks where a successful outcome increased the prestige of the participating men. It also happened that in a family bereavement, such as the death of a mother during birth, one felt compelled to take the head of a stranger, so that the soul of the deceased would find rest in the hereafter.
The practices of headhunting belongs to the past for a century. To preserve the traditions, the use is made of natural replicas of baked clay. This is a similar specimen.

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  • Quick and safe shipping, item as described. Excellent transaction!

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    user-3039da9 November 9, 2019

  • I have contacted the seller. Things are fine now.

    rustlerconsult November 6, 2019

  • Excellent transaction and packaging

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  • The object came on time, very disappointed with the description, it is almost impossible to frame it since there in a sticked hanger behind and this was not described neither shown on the photos.

    user-c263b04 September 21, 2019

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    Super !
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    Transaction parfaite, bonne description frais raisonnables. A recommander
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    Product as promised. Good information. Quick delivery. Well packed. Good seller.
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    perenstraat August 1, 2019

  • Excellent!!
    Highly recommended.

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    Buyer156897 May 21, 2019

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    très déçu de cette huile sur carton de qualité très moyenne, huile et support. Avec une livraison interminable d'un mois sans aucune information.
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    user-f24eab1 May 10, 2019

  • The artwork arrived safely, although I should have looked a little more closely as it is pretty grubby. It has a partial fingerprint on the work. Maybe that is how it was meant to be. Underwhelming.

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    Thank you for the great service! Photos and description of the lot matched perfectly with reality. Fast shipping and safe packaging. Any time again! All the best!
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    Everything arrived in good order.
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    Snelle levering en heel goed verpakt. Hartelijk dank voor de goede service!
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    Everything was OK. The parcel has been received in perfect conditions. Perfectly packaged.
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    chronogeek January 25, 2019

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Austria $27.14
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France $27.14
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Italy $27.14
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Netherlands $9.03
Spain $27.14
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United Kingdom $27.14
Rest of Europe $33.23
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