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medicine box in the shape of a carabao
  • unknown Ifugao maker
  • medicine box in the shape of a carabao, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Philippines
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 24 x 16 x 42.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 7/16 x 6 5/16 x 16 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3592.01.a,b

A wooden container carved in the shape of a large bovine, identified as a carabao, or water buffalo. The animal's body is the container (2007.3592.01.a) and the removeable back is the lid (2007.3592.01.b). Overall, it has a blocky appearance. It is stained black.