B & W photograph

Registration number
31671
Item name
B & W photograph 
Category
Photograph
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > New Ireland Province > Namatanai District
Map
Collector
Dr Elizabeth Brouwer 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1977 
Acquisition method
by Dr Elizabeth Brouwer 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Black and white photograph of a mask from New Ireland with natural fibre, feather and wood elements.

Research notes

"Malangan mask - possibly from a collection held in another museum. These carvings, which show a diversity of motifs and forms and a variety of colour and materials, are made at funerary ceremonies for the dead" [E. Brouwer 1977] [Catalogue Card Note].

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