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malagan
A018923. Malagan mask. Front view. Tabar Islands, New Ireland Province, PNG. Purchased Weisser 1883. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - J. Steele
 
Summary:
A018923 - 0/9/1883, malagan, , Tabar Group, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Item Name:
malagan
Label:
Malagan mask called Lambana of the Labadama malagan group. This carved head is worn by men who run through the village. It represents the wild bush spirit 'ges' or 'le gas'. Design of leafs, fish and snakes are seen on the mask. Purchased from Weisser in 1883.Tabar Islands, New Ireland Province, PNG.
Keywords:
funerary
ceremony
dance
Region:
Tabar Group
Province/State:
New Ireland Province
Country:
Papua New Guinea
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
/09/1883
Registration Number:
A018923
Associated Stories:
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - construction
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - symbolism
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - general