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malagan
E000597-001. Malagan figure. E000597-002. Broken part. Front view. Tabar Island, New Ireland Province, PNG. Purchased Captain Farrell 1887. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - J. Steele
 
Summary:
E000597-001 - 0/5/1887, malagan, Tabar Island, Tabar Group, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Item Name:
malagan
Label:
Malagan wooden of a female figure given birth. Although birth rituals are practised by woman of the group, it was not thought that this involved the production of sculptures. 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:
E000597-001
Associated Stories:
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - construction
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - symbolism
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - general