B & W photograph

Registration number
31829
Item name
B & W photograph 
Category
Photograph
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > East New Britain Province > Gazelle District > Gazelle Peninsula
Map
Collector
B. Moore  
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
by Unrecorded 
Dimensions
H: W: 65 mm L: 65 mm D: Circum:

Description

Black and white photograph of a carved stone figure entangled in thick tree roots.

Research notes

"Iniet figure. Gazella Peninsula (Tatavane). Small carving made from very hard sandstone. It has only recently come to light - disclosed by the fall of a bank of earth. It is fixed firmly in the roots of an old tree. It is considered an old image for making poison - that is killing of enemies. Also that a traveler could buy good luck from its owner and a safe journey. An offer of £10 was refused for it. B.M." [catalogue card note].

Part of group of photos showing Iniet numbered 31829 to 31834.

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