The Arrival of the Malay Datus

About this object

Narrative

Called "The Arrival of the Malay Datus (in Panay Island marking the beginning of Malay settlement in the Philippines)." The carving is based on a drawing by Angono's muralist Carlos 'Botong' V. Francisco, a Philippine national artist. The artists (all brothers) who carved the panels also did 12 similar panels for the Philippine Pavilion at the New York World's Fair in 1964.

Physical description

Three very heavy, deeply carved, dark brown panels which form a tryptich when assembled.