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may 6, 1900 - Malagan display and mask

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20th century
Wood, pigment, fiber and shell
Papua New Guinea
Malagan is a ritual for the people of New Ireland which is a part of Papua New Guinea.
Express many complex religious and philosophical ideas
Concerned with honoring and dismissing the dead
Affirm identity of clan groups
Negotiate land rights

Symbolism: identity, gender, kinship, death and spirit world

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Date:

may 6, 1900
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~ 118 years ago

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