via Manila Bulletin, 24 January 2020: National Museum of the Philippines receives a stone sculpture (‘likha’) that was once owned by H. Otley Beyer.
The National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) has added to its collection an ancient artifact once in the possession of H. Otley Beyer, an American anthropologist often referred to as the “Dean of Philippine Archaeology.”
NMP Director-General Jeremy Barns recently received a “likha,” a stone carving depicting an ancient Filipino deity that was found in a gravesite in Calatagan, Batangas.
The artifact was donated by lawyer Saul Hofileña Jr., acting in behalf of Daniel Soriano Hofileña. The gift is part of the HOCUS donation that includes Philippine history-themed paintings envisioned by Hofileña Jr.