BULUL GONG HOLDER
Bulul gong holder with two bowls. Philippines, c. 1920s. 4.5" high by 1.5" wide by 2.5" deep.
A bulul is a carved wooden figure used to guard the rice crop buy the Ifugao people of northern Luzon. The sculptures can be highly stylized representations of ancestors and are thought to achieve power from the presence of the ancestral spirit.