Boat-shaped Ancestor Marker Sunduk
Sama/Bajau Culture, Sulu Archipelago, Philippines
First half of 20th century or earlier
L: 22 in x H: 8.5 in x D: 5.5 in :: 56 cm x 21.5 cm x 14 cm
This Sunduk in the shape of a boat (bangkabangka) was carved in memoriam for a deceased ancestor. Because of its size, this one was probably for a male child. Male grave markers have a rounded post in some form while female markers are flat with floral carvings.
Inventory # 104489
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