B & W photograph

Registration number
31830
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 within an embankment.

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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