35mm slide (photographic)(colour)
- Museum number
Slide (colour); a Catholic official pours blessed water over stakes and plants which are about to be uprooted and burned as part of the peace-making in February 1980 between Komblo tribe and their former enemies. Each of the stakes and plants represents a determination to seek revenge or an item given in sorcery, both of which can be mobilised against enemies in warfare. Photograph taken February 5th 1980, Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea.
- Production date
- March 1980
Height: 2.40 centimetres (image)
Height: 5 centimetres (mount)
Width: 3.60 centimetres (image)
Width: 5 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
- For a description of the peace-making, see Michael O’Hanlon ‘Comment la “Guerre froide” a pris fini en 1980 dans les Highlands de Nouvelle-Guinée’, in Paix (ed.) E.D. Zeigler, Musée d’ethnographie de Genève, 2001.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 1982 (circa)
- 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: 51.4 MAR 80M1 (O'Hanlon Number)