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Salansang, South Cotabato
35.5 x 34 x 82 cm
Secondary burial was practiced in pre-Hispanic Philippines. Jars were commonly made of clay, but this example was carved from limestone, which is evidence of the wide availability of the material in the area it was found.
The process entailed buried human remains to be exhumed, cleaned, then contained in this vessel for a secondary burial. It is said such ceremonial practices were lavish, afforded only by wealthy members of the community.
Ayala Museum Collection
3F Intertwined: Transpacific, Transcultural Philippines Exhibition