Lot 0173

19th C. Ifugao Wood Ritual Spoon - Thinker Figure

Southeast Asia, Philippines, Luzon island, ca. 19th century CE. A finely carved Ifugao wood spoon (pakko), its handle depicting a seated nude figure - perhaps a thinker or a dreamer - with crossed arms resting on upraised knees and wearing a high globular headdress that doubles as a ladle, with a concave pointed spoon at the opposite end. A... more
16 Jan 2020
USA, Louisville