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funeral limestone jar,Cotabato ,Mindanao Philippines

funeral limestone jar,Cotabato ,Mindanao Philippines


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1432594
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funeral jar from the Cotabato plateau, Kulaman valley or Lebak, Philippines 5th century Mindanao. In the late metal age, anthropomorphic jars were used as secondary burial jars, the body was buried then after decomposition of the body the bones were cleaned during a ceremony and placed in a jar except the skull one never found vrânes in these jars. the lid denoted the sex of the deceased (for the abstract lids where the symbol was phallic. Those with anthropomorphic lids denoted d a high social position in their society. these jars were found in caves where they were stored.you see on the last photo the mindanao museum 94 cm provenance: maria Closa manila, nice from the collector Terry Baylosis Rudolf Kratochwil Austria
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