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malagan

 
Summary:
E001177 - 0/5/1887, malagan, , Northern region, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Item Name:
malagan
Label:
Malagan mask in tatanua or wanis style. Features a zig-zag snake design under the eyes. The incorporation of snakes in malagan sculptures often indicates an evil spirit. Purchased from Captain Farrell in 1887. Northern New Ireland, New Ireland Province.
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:
E001177
Associated Stories:
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - general