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Philippines, South Cotabato Province, c. 800-1200AD., an tall and narrow ancient limestone sculpture called a "Likha". Believed to represent an ancestral spirit. Figure standing with his left arm down at his side, his right ar and hand held on his belly. This was likely carved for the first anniversary of a chieftains death when the bones were washed and reburied in a ritual along with the "Likha". This example is larger than the typical examples which are usually 9"-10" tall. This one is 12.5" tall and in excellent condition with a nice old patina throughout. See "The People and Art of the Philippines", 1981, Museum of Cultural History, University of California Los Angeles, #43.. Springfield, MA Collection.

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266: Philippines, limestone sculpture called a "Likha"

Estimate $850 - $1,250Jun 27, 2010