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Rizal’s tampipi on sale at León Gallery auction

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AMONG the lots at León Gallery’s The Magnificent September Auction 2018 ares a pair of tampipi, or woven rattan cases, wherein the National Hero Jose Rizal inconspicuously carried his manuscript of the Filipino classic novel Noli Me Tangere. The two cases are prized family heirlooms, having survived the revolution along with WWI and II. Lots include the Murillo Velarde Map of 1734; a first edition volume of Sucesos de Las Islas Filipinas, The Events of the Philippine Islands by Antonio de Morga with annotations by Rizal; hard-bound first editions of Jose Rizal’s El Filibusterismo and Noli Me Tangere; ceremonial medallions worn by the KKK Supreme Council — Dr. Pio de Valenzuela, General Emilio Jacinto, and Andres Bonifacio — for their Masonic meetings. The auction, which features works of Philippine fine art, antiques, and furniture, will be on Sept. 14, 2 p.m., at Eurovilla 1, Legaspi Street corner Rufino Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City. The preview is ongoing until Sept. 13 at León Gallery.

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