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malagan
Malagan, Northern region, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Keren Ruki
 
Summary:
E001182 - 0/5/1887, malagan, , Northern region, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Item Name:
malagan
Label:
Malagan mask in tatanua or wanis style. Human hair as been used in this mask, perhaps taken from the deceased. The masks are then worn during a ritual dance as part of a period of mouring and commemoration. Purchase from Captain Farrell in 1887. Northern New Ireland, 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:
E001182
Associated Stories:
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - general