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malagan
A014321. Malagan mask. Front side view. Tabar Island, New Ireland Province, PNG. Purchased Captain Lawry 1883. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - J. Steele
 
Summary:
A014321 - 0/3/1883, malagan, Tabar Island, Tabar Group, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Item Name:
malagan
Label:
Malagan mask in the same style as A014322. From the 1860s onwards New Islanders made use of trade calico to construct these masks. Along with names of trading towns, various colours and patterns are often visible at the backs of the masks. Purchased from Captain Lawry in 1883. Tabar Island, New Ireland Province.
Keywords:
ceremony
dance
religion
funerary
Place:
Tabar Island
Region:
Tabar Group
Province/State:
New Ireland Province
Country:
Papua New Guinea
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
/03/1883
Registration Number:
A014321
Associated Stories:
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - construction
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - symbolism
New Ireland, Malagan scultpture and ceremony - general