FMNH 109080.1

  • 109080: Blue and white dish of Ming
    Creator: Sarah Carlson : Field Museum of Natural History
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Earthenware and porcelain dishes with design of flowers and leaves and three fishes on the outer edge. Dishes used by the medium when calling or feeding the spirits.

  • [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: scan of catalog card [FRONT] [MAIN BODY] Field Museum of Natural History. | [Field Museum Subject Code written in red] 34-6 | Country: Luzon, P.I. | Locality: Abra. Patoc. | People: Tinguian. Stock. | Name: Piling. Mediums outfit with which she summons the spirits. Consists of a bamboo basket, 100 fathoms of thread, and a string of seashells. and a plate. over. | Collection: R.F. Cummings Expedition. (F.C. Cole, 1907=8). | Notes: See description under "Mediums and Spirits"; also Phil. Jour. Science 1908 pp. 204 "The Tinggian" | Width: | Length: | Height: | Price: [Philippine peso symbol] .40 and no questions. | [LEFT MARGIN] A | 109080 / 1-4 | ENT | 1038 | Acc. 1060 | [ILLUSTRATION] | [ILLUSTRATION NOTATION] | [BACK] Before the candidate may become a medium she must have mastered the details of all the ceremonies, numbering more than twenty. When this has been satisfactorily accomplished she secured her outfit- a basket, one hundred fathoms of thread, and certain seashells. A small pig is then killed. The blood is mixed with rice and is offered to the spirits. The liver of the animal is carefully studied, and if any spots or blemishes appear on it the spirits are unfriendly to the candidate and she may not perform the duties of a medium until such a time as a favorable sign is secured. The spirits are summoned by striking the shells against a dish or plate. Tinguian. Northwestern Luzon, Philippine Islands. |
Catalog Number: 109080.1
Description: basket
Materials: bamboo, thread, shell, ceramic
Cultural Attribution: Tinguian
Locality: Philippines, Luzon Island, Abra Prov., Patoc, Luzon, The Philippines
Accession Number: [1060] Second R.F. Cummings Ethnological Expedition to Philippine Islands - ethnology - Mangyan (Expedition)
Accession Year: 1908
Other Numbers: 1038
Continent: Asia
Country: Philippines
Province/State: Luzon Island
District/County: Abra Prov.
City/Town: Patoc
Collector/Source: Second R.F. Cummings Ethnological Expedition to Philippine Islands - ethnology - Mangyan, F.C. Cole : The Field Museum
IRN: 1351002
GUID: b1fc712d-0776-4aa5-963e-5d83169bf934