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malagan

 
Summary:
E000517-002 - 0/5/1887, malagan, Simberi Island, Tabar Group, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Item Name:
malagan
Label:
Ear plank from a Malagan figure carved from alstonia scholaris wood. This tall figure originally had two ear planks attached. It was part of a tall figure from the Malagatsak series of Malagan found on the Tabar group of islands. The figure would have been displayed in a malagan house during a commemorative ceremony. Purchased from Captain Farrell in 1887. Fischer Island, New Ireland Province, PNG.
Keywords:
religion
funerary
Place:
Simberi Island
Region:
Tabar Group
Province/State:
New Ireland Province
Country:
Papua New Guinea
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
/05/1887
Registration Number:
E000517-002
Associated Stories:
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - general