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A014221. Malagan bird carving. Side view. New Ireland Province, PNG. Purchased Captain Leeman 1883. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - J. Steele
 
Summary:
A014221 - 0/3/1883, malagan, , , New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Item Name:
malagan
Label:
Malagan bird shaped carving made from alstonia scholaris wood and ornamented with shell, ochre and pigment. It would have been displayed in the mouth of a malagan figure or clenched in the teeth of a dancer during a commemorative ceremony. Purchased from Captain Leeman in 1883. New Ireland Province. PNG.
Keywords:
funerary
dance
ceremony
religion
Province/State:
New Ireland Province
Country:
Papua New Guinea
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
/03/1883
Registration Number:
A014221
Associated Stories:
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - construction
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - symbolism
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - general