35mm slide (photographic)(colour)
- Museum number
Slide (colour); at the height of a Wahgi Pig Festival, men of the performing clan charge onto their ceremonial ground, performing a range of different ritual actions. Here Seye of Kulka clan grasps the pole on which the ritual ‘doll’ (kund gam) is mounted; this will be strapped to the back of his clansman Alu, kneeling and wearing dark glasses. As they charge onto the ceremonial ground, a girl will mime pulling at the strings which will be attached to each of the ‘doll’s’ projecting arms. In the background, the long black plumes of other dancers’ headdresses are visible. Photograph taken January 12th 1980 at Bunumul, one of Komblo tribe’s ceremonial grounds, Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea.
- Production date
- February 1980
Height: 3.60 centimetres (image)
Height: 5 centimetres (mount)
Width: 2.40 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: 45.2 FEB80M6 (O'Hanlon Number)