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Among Ifugao peoples of the Philippines, food was habitually served to wealthy men in footed bowls with notched rims and other, smaller, containers like this, while ordinary families shared food from large dishes. This bowl probably owes its shiny black patina to the application of duck fat or...

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By 1980s, Galerie Majestic (Michel Huguenin) Paris France; 1980s, sold by Galerie Majestic to Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

Philippines, 20th century, 1950–2000

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Overall: 8 x 19.2 cm (3 1/8 x 7 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood, metal [repair]


Africa and Oceania


Decorative arts