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malagan
E000523. Malagan vertical post. Front view. Northern New Ireland, New Ireland Province, PNG. Purchased Capt Farrell 1887. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Ric Bolzan
 
Summary:
E000523 - 0/5/1887, malagan, , Northern region, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Item Name:
malagan
Label:
This malagan figure features three figures, a stylized bird/animal at the bottom, humanoid in the centre and two birds on top. These represent the totems of the clan. Purchased from Captain Farrell in 1887. Northern New Ireland, New Ireland Province, PNG.
Keywords:
religion
funerary
Region:
Northern region
Province/State:
New Ireland Province
Country:
Papua New Guinea
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
/05/1887
Registration Number:
E000523
Associated Stories:
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - construction
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - symbolism
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - general