Three Fine Tabar Island Malangan Ceremonial Figures, New Ireland.
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Three Fine Tabar Island Malangan Ceremonial Figures, New Ireland Papua New Guinea
These three amazing Malangan Sculptures are from the New Ireland area of Papua New Guinea, These ancestor figures are very finely carved and ochre painted by master artists. The one on the far left is wearing a type of ceremonial mask, the other two figures are playing bamboo pan pipes that are a traditional instrument played during traditional ceremonies.
Provenance: The Todd Barlin Collection of Oceanic Art
These figures were in the landmark exhibition ” Oceanic Arts Pacifica ” in 2014 at The Casula Powerhouse Ats Centre in Casula / Sydney Australia and they were published in the accompanying exhibition catalogue ” Oceanic Arts Pacifica ” 2014 the whole page 92.
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