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malagan
E000518. Malagan vertical figure. Front view. Tabar Islands, New Ireland Province, PNG. Purchased Capt Farrell 1887. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - J. Steele
 
Summary:
E000518 - 0/5/1887, malagan, Simberi Island, Tabar Group, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Item Name:
malagan
Label:
Malagan figure carved from alstonia scholaris wood and ornamented with shell, resin, boar's tusks and pigment. A pig has been carved at the top of this figure, its tongue sticks out onto the crown. This represents the wealth that is exhanged in the killing of pigs which takes place at malagan ceremonies. Purchased from Captain Farrell in 1887. Simberi 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:
E000518
Associated Stories:
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - construction
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - symbolism
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - general