35mm slide (photographic)(colour)
- Museum number
Slide (colour); the climax to a Wahgi Pig Festival, when decorated men of the performing clan, led by spearmen, charge onto their ceremonial ground which is crowded with spectators.The spearmen are in the centre of the photograph, ringed by an arc of spectators. Visible in the background is some of the wood, stacked criss-cross, with which the pigs will be cooked when they are killed the following day. Photograph taken November 29th 1979 at Kambowol, one of Sekaka tribe’s ceremonial grounds, Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea.
- Production date
- January 1980
Height: 2.40 centimetres (image)
Height: 5 centimetres (mount)
Width: 3.60 centimetres (image)
Width: 5 centimetres (mount)
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Photographs taken during fieldwork to the Wahgi Valley, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea between May 1979 and August 1981.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 36.18 JAN80M6 (O'Hanlon Number)