Lot: 12198th Auction
Standing male figure "bulul", early 20th century
Philippines - Province Ifugao, Hapao
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Floy Quintos, Manila , Philippines (2012)||H: 17.3 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, paint residues,
"Bulul" predominantly had the task to protect the rice against thieves and vermin, to cause the rice to multiply, and to prevent famine.
Most "bulul" were created in connection with elevation in rank to the status of the elite called "kadangyan". Some "bulul" were created in commemoration of the marriage union of a couple belonging to the elite "kadangyan". Other "bulul" were produced to cure illnesses, specifically bone diseases and muscle disorders.