B & W negative

Registration number
31942
Item name
B & W negative 
Category
Photograph
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Mr Des Bartlett  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > East Sepik Province > Angoram District > Timbunke village
Map
Collector
Mr Des Bartlett 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1954 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Mr Des Bartlett 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Black and white photograph of a carved and painted wooden costume outside.

Research notes

"Timbuyan carved figure costume" [Bartlett 1953].

See 31942, 31943, 31944, 31947, and 31989 [catalogue card note].

Part of a series of copies of 330 photos in the range 31891 to 34881 taken by Bartlett on a 1953 trip to the Sepik River with Armand and Michaela Dennis who were making the film 'Among the Headhunters' which was released by Arthur J Rank. The photos include an initiation ceremony held at Yanchan Village on the main river. The photos come from an album of the trip made by Bartlett, a copy of which given to the museum in 1983 along with other photos which were copied at that time.

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