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malagan
E000534. Malagan mask. Front side view. Tabar Islands, New Ireland Province, PNG. Purchased Capt Farrell 1887. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - J. Steele
 
Summary:
E000534 - 0/5/1887, malagan, Tabar Island, Tabar Group, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Item Name:
malagan
Label:
On Tabar Island this style of malagan mask is called wanis, and on northern New Ireland named tatanua. They are worn by dancers to perform at a malagan commemorative ceremony. Purchased from Captain Farrell in 1887. Tabar Islands, New Ireland Province, PNG.
Keywords:
religion
dance
ceremony
funerary
Place:
Tabar 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:
E000534
Associated Stories:
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - construction
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - symbolism
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - general