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Three Malangan Figures, New Ireland.


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Collection No. TB-2610, TB-2611, TB-2612
Size Height L to R: 108 & 146 &133cm
Three Malangan Figures, New Ireland.

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:  These three figure were from the collection David Baker (1943-2009 ) he was the president of The Oceanic Arts Society of Australia and was a great collector, expert & supporter of Oceanic Art & Cultures.

These figures were in the landmark exhibition ” Oceanic Arts Pacifica ” in 2014 at The Casula Powerhouse Ats Centre in Casula / Sydney Australia and the were published in the accompanying exhibition catalogue  ” Oceanic Arts Pacifica ” 2014 the whole page 92.

 

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