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malagan
Malagan mask, Tabar Island, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
 
Summary:
E000562 - 0/5/1887, malagan, , Tabar Group, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Item Name:
malagan
Label:
This Malagan mask is a ngass or ges type mask which represents the wild bush spirits that live in the jungle. It could be worn by men to remove taboos. The mask is from the Tabar Islands in the New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea and was bought by the Museum from Captain Farrell in 1887.
Keywords:
religion
dance
ceremony
funerary
Region:
Tabar Group
Province/State:
New Ireland Province
Country:
Papua New Guinea
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
/05/1887
Registration Number:
E000562
Associated Stories:
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - construction
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - symbolism
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - general
Images
1:
Malagan mask, Tabar Island, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
2:
Malagan mask, Tabar Island, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
3:
Malagan mask, Tabar Island, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
4:
Malagan mask, Tabar Island, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - J. Steele