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malagan
E000565 Malagan mask. Front view. Northern New Ireland, New Ireland Province, PNG. Purchased Captain Farrell 1887. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - J. Steele
 
Summary:
E000565 - 0/5/1887, malagan, , Northern region, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Item Name:
malagan
Label:
Malagan mask represting human head, made from wood, shell, lime, ochre, aerial rootlet; coral pieces, pigment, rattan, twine and barkcloth. This mask is a matua style mask related to the kepong style. Relatives of the deceased wear these masks, often kneeling due to their weight. When the matua and kepong masks appear in front of the display house, the names of the deceased are read out. Purchased from Captain Farrell in 1887. Northern New Ireland Province, PNG.
Keywords:
religion
dance
ceremony
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:
E000565
Associated Stories:
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - construction
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - symbolism
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - general