PHILIPPINES, CORDILLERAS REGION, IFUGAO CULTURE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Carved from an animal bone with a human figure and a lizard, this specialty container was made to carry the slaked lime powder used during betel nut chewing. The bone carving tradition is more associated with containers crafted in Bontoc, while the wood stopper is more reminiscent of Ifugao carving traditions.
Bone and wood
12.5 in. (31.75 cm.)