Maitum Burial Jars

Sarangani, SOX, Philippines


The jars used for secondary burial were dated to the Metal Age about 5 BC. - 225 A.D. Each of the twenty nine jars recovered from the site is unique. The head-shaped covers portray different kinds of facial expressions: sadness, joy, contentment. The heads were either plain, perforated or coated with red and black paints. Some have earrings, others are tattoed. Some head-shaped covers depict teeth while others have arms, female breasts and male genitalia. Treasures of Maitum gallery is a diorama of the cave where this jars were discovered.


Address: Brgy. Pinol, Maitum, Sarangani , SOX , Philippines

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Sarangani, SOX, Philippines

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