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malagan
PUND0905. Malagan mask. Front side view. Tabar Islands, New Ireland Province, PNG. Re-registered 1986. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Gregory Millen
 
Summary:
PUN0905 - 0/0/1986, malagan, Simberi Island, Tabar Group, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Deaccession Method:
repatriated
Item Name:
malagan
Label:
Malagan mask in tatanua or wanis style. Worn by young men of the community when performing a dance in honour of the deceased. Purchased in 1886. Tabar Islands, New Ireland Province, PNG.
Keywords:
ceremony
dance
funerary
religion
Place:
Simberi Island
Region:
Tabar Group
Province/State:
New Ireland Province
Country:
Papua New Guinea
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
1986
Registration Number:
PUN0905
Associated Stories:
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - construction
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - symbolism
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - general