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19th Century Tribal Metal Sculpture "SariManok"

Origin Philippines
Period 19th Century
Materials Copper & Silver
Dimensions
W. 22 in; H. 23 in; D. 20 in;
W. 55.88 cm; H. 58.42 cm; D. 50.8 cm;
Condition Good. Very good condition with signs of age and use.
Creation Date 1800
Description Tribal 19th century Folk Art metal sculpture of a Sarimanok . The Sarimanok is a legendary bird of the Maranao people who originate from Mindanao, an island in The Philippines. This piece is copper inlaid with sliver. A very early piece made by a master metal smith, the copper pieces where etched with the design and then silver was inlaid.
The Sarimanok is the legendary bird that has become an ubiquitous symbol of Maranao art. It is depicted as a fowl with colorful wings and feathered tail, holding a fish on its beak or talons. The head is profusely decorated with scroll, leaf, and spiral motifs. It is said to be a symbol of good fortune.
Styles / Movements Folk Art, Tribal
Dealer Reference Number M1
Incollect Reference Number 219496
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