Mombaki sacrificial boar skull - Bone, Wood - Ifugao - Ifugao, Philippines

Description
Mombaki sacrificial boar skull - Bone, Wood - Ifugao - Ifugao, Philippines
Late 20th century - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear

Decorative tribal object from the Philippines. Real boar skull, fixed on a kind of mat. It is a wild boar sacrificed by the Mombaki, Shaman of the Ifugao. These kind of objects are still hung in the house of the Shaman.
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. The practices of headhunting belongs to the past since a century. The traditions of the Ifugao are still maintained.

Lot details
Object
Mombaki sacrificial boar skull
Ethnic group/ culture
Ifugao
Region/ country
Ifugao, Philippines
Material
Bone, Wood
Period
Late 20th century
Condition
Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
25×36×25 cm
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