Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers offering Bulul ‘rice god’ figures Nov. 19

Lot 9 – Nineteenth century bulul rice god sitting and clutching knees, carved of heavy wood, 39.5in tall x 10.5in wide. Estimate: $1,500-$1,800. Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers image

Lot 9 – Nineteenth-century Bulul rice god sitting and clutching knees, carved of heavy wood, 39.5in tall x 10.5in wide. Estimate: $1,500-$1,800. Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers image

 

NEW YORK – Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers will present a variety of Filipino Bulul rice god statues on Nov. 19. Absentee and Internet live bidding for the curated 20-lot auction will be provided exclusively by LiveAuctioneers.com.

A Bulul is a carved wooden figure that the Igorot peoples of northern Luzon used to guard their rice crops. The sculptures are highly stylized representations of ancestors, and are thought to gain power from the presence of the ancestral spirit. The Ifugao, one of the groups within the Igorot culture, are particularly noted for their skill in carving Bululs.

 

Lot 20 – Crouching bulul statue with hands on knees, 19.75in tall x 8.5in wide. Estimage: $450-$550. Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers image

Lot 20 – Crouching Bulul statue with hands on knees, 19.75in tall x 8.5in wide. Estimate: $450-$550. Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers image

 

Lot 14 – Nineteenth century bulul statue with long base, 31in tall x 5in wide. $800-$1,000. Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers image

Lot 14 – Nineteenth-century Bulul statue with long base, 31in tall x 5in wide. $800-$1,000. Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers image

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.