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The Manunggul Jar is a unique Neolithic secondary burial jar with an incised running scroll and impressed decorations. It is painted with hematite. On top of the cover is a boat with two human figures that represent souls on a journey to the afterlife. The human figure in the rear is holding a steering paddle with both hands; the blade of the paddle is missing. The heads of the human figures appear to be wearing a band tied over the crown and under the jaw. The forelimbs of the front figure are folded across the chest, a widespread practice in the Philippines when arranging the corpse. At the front of the boat is the image of the head with eyes, nose and mouth. It is the only burial jar of its kind in the Philippines.
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