Site navigation

malagan

malagan
A014222. Malagan bird carving. Side view. New Ireland Province, PNG. Purchased Captain Leeman 1883. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - J. Steele
 
Summary:
A014222 - 0/3/1883, malagan, , , New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Item Name:
malagan
Label:
Similar to A014221. Often used during the transfer of ownership rights. Men hold the mouthpieces in their teeth and wear birds feathers or tails in their hair. 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:
A014222
Associated Stories:
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - construction
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - symbolism
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - general