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malagan
E000533. Malagan mask. Front side view. Northern New Ireland, New Ireland Province, PNG. Purchased Captain Farrell 1887. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - J. Steele
 
Summary:
E000533 - 0/5/1887, malagan, , , New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Item Name:
malagan
Label:
Malagan mask made from alstonia scholaris wood and ornamented with shell, lime, ochre, barkcloth, and pigment. This "wanis" or "tatanua" style mask is often said to resemble a helmet. Purchased from Captain Farrell in 1887. New Ireland Province.
Keywords:
religion
dance
ceremony
funerary
Province/State:
New Ireland Province
Country:
Papua New Guinea
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
/05/1887
Registration Number:
E000533
Associated Stories:
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - construction
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - symbolism
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - general