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Torso

Ca. 10th - 13th century

Origin

Probably Agusan del Norte

Medium

Gold

Dimensions

8.6 x 4.6 cm, 10.1 grams

Collection

Archaeological Materials

Description

This is the oldest known sculpted full male figure in gold found in the Philippines. It is a unique example of a gold sheet hammered to represent a human form in the round. Perforations along the back indicate that it formerly encased an inner core.

Acknowledgement

Ayala Museum Collection

Location

Museum Storage

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