Handled Lid with Decorative Pattern

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Lid with decorative pattern and handle, Philippines, Field Museum, Chicago


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  • rod pujante March 25, 2014 - 1:19 pm Reply

    It could be a lid for a funerary jar where the bones are interred for second burial.

  • Sue Quirante March 26, 2014 - 1:31 pm Reply

    This is conjecture. The handle looks a wooden bow that farmers fit on the back of carabaos when they use the araro such as this:


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