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E000521. Malagan figure. Front view. Tabar Island, New Ireland Province, PNG. Purchased Captain Farrell 1887. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - J. Steele
 
Summary:
E000521 - 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, barkcloth and pigment. This tall figure originally had ear planks attached. Birds are held in front of the figure and represent the totems of the clan. The figure is from the Malagatsak series of Malagan found on the Tabar group of islands. 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:
E000521
Associated Stories:
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - construction
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - symbolism
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - general