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X86.3280 Hearth post


Not Currently On View in Intersections


Object Name: Hearth post
Cultural Group: Ifugao peoples
Place of Origin: Northern Luzon, Philippines
Date: 19th-early 20th century
Materials Used: Wood
Dimensions: L: 90.2 cm, W: 18.4 cm (L: 35.5 in, W: 7.2 in)
Credit line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Rogers Family Foundation. X86.3280

The openings cut into this sculpture indicate that it was a structural element in a house, probably part of a superstructure built over the hearth. Shelving in this part of the house was used to store rice and household furnishings. The warmth and smoke rising from the hearth would have kept such items insect free.

Source: Gallery text, Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, 2006

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